Governor declares state of emergency in Wyoming

Friday, March 13, 2020

Gov. Mark Gordon declared a state of emergency in Wyoming on Friday afternoon, hours before the state confirmed its second case of the novel coronavirus and days after Colorado and Montana took similar steps amid the nationwide spread of the viral disease.

“Although we have only one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wyoming, I have taken this action to ensure we are prepared in the event additional steps need to be taken,” Gordon said before the second case was announced. By 8:15 Friday night, the state had confirmed that an additional patient was infected with coronavirus. “We continue to be most concerned about our state’s elderly and vulnerable populations and want to ensure we are taking all necessary steps to address what we may face going forward.”

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