Gordon Extends Shutdown Orders Through April


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has extended orders shutting down schools and a range of business to the end of the month to control the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19.

In announcing his decision at a Friday news conference, Gordon also expressed frustration about growing public focus on his reluctance to issue a statewide stay-at-home order rather than on his call for personal action to control the virus.

Wyoming Medical Society President Dr. David Wheeler and others have called for Gordon to issue a stay-at-home order similar to ones issued in other states, including Colorado, Idaho and Montana, but Gordon made clear no such order is in store for Wyoming.

As of Friday night, Wyoming had 162 cases of the COVID-19 virus confirmed in 16 of its 23 counties.