December 8, 2020 |
Governor Mark Gordon announced tougher health restrictions on Monday, including a statewide face mandate.
The tighter restrictions also include limiting the size of table groupings or seating arrangements in restaurants, bars, theaters and large events to six. Public gatherings are limited to groups of 10 individuals.
“Our state and those surrounding us are facing a hospital capacity crisis that now compels us to take additional action,” Governor Gordon said in a written release. “With these actions we can avoid taking the more drastic step of closing schools and businesses,” he added.
The orders, signed by State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist, take effect tomorrow and will remain in place through the holiday season. They expire on January 8th.
The orders are the 18th continuation of the original public health restrictions that first went into effect on March 13th in response to the nationwide coronavirus pandemic.
Sixteen Wyoming counties already have their own local orders requiring face coverings.
In a state report issued by the White House on November 29th, Carbon County was ranked at the bottom of the top 12 counties for number of new cases in the previous three weeks.
Pictured above: File photo of mask requirement sign.