Wyoming Gets Protective Masks From Taiwan


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming has received a shipment of 50,000 face masks from the Taiwanese government to protect health care workers and others from the coronavirus.

Gov. Mark Gordon says in a Facebook post Wyoming will distribute the masks soon to where they are needed most.

The U.S. government has provided far fewer masks, gloves and other protective items than Wyoming has requested and in some cases has diverted requested supplies for use elsewhere in the U.S.

Taiwan has maintained a close relationship with Wyoming in recent years and the state opened a trade office in Taipei, capital of the island nation, in 2018.