Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon (R) speaks in the state on March 2.
Following Texas and Mississippi, Wyoming, another red state, has announced the lifting of its outbreak lockdown. on Monday, March 8, the state’s Republican governor, Mark Gordon, announced he will lift the statewide mask order and allow restaurants, bars, theaters and gyms to resume normal operations starting March 16 The announcement was made by Gov.
Combining multiple media reports, Gov. Gordon said Monday that the continued decline in cases and hospitalizations of New Crown (CCA virus) in Wyoming, as well as progress in vaccine distribution, were what drove him to contact the embargo.
In a statement, Gordon said, “I thank the people of Wyoming for their commitment to keeping each other safe throughout the virus pandemic. Through their efforts, they have kept our schools and businesses operating and our economy moving forward. I ask all Wyoming citizens to continue to take personal responsibility for their actions so that we can safely resume traditional spring and summer activities.”
For now, Gordon is still asking students and others in elementary, middle and high school (K-12) schools to wear masks. Wyoming has always allowed students to receive face-to-face instruction in the classroom and is one of the few states in the U.S. to do so,” he said. We persevere throughout the school year, and by doing so, we can keep our schools open and our students graduated and able to attend prom.”
Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press” the same day, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (D-N.Y.) said it’s Time to end the lockdown and get kids back to school. “From a medical standpoint, we know that these blockades are causing depression and even suicide throughout the country, and it’s terrible. We know how to stay safe. It’s time to get America fully open again.”