On April 3, Gov. Mark Gordon issued two executive orders extending the current closures of some businesses in Wyoming until April 30, 2020.
The orders close the following types of business to members of the public in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other similar places of public accommodation offering food or beverage for on-premises consumption (delivery, drive-through and curb-side services are still allowed);
- Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distillery pubs, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption;
- Cigar bars;
- Movie and performance theaters, opera houses, concert halls, and music halls;
- Child care centers and home daycares (child care centers that provide care for children of essential personnel may continue to operate to provide child care for children of essential personnel);
- Nail salons, hair salons, and barber shops;
- Cosmetology, electrology, and esthetic services;
- Massage therapy services (excluding massage performed for medical purposes; and
- Tattoo, body art, and piercing shops.
The orders clarified that the closures do not apply to:
- Grocery stores, markets, retail stores, convenience stores;
- Pharmacies, drug stores;
- Food pantries;
- Room service in hotels;
- Health care facilities, Residential care facilities, Congregate care facilities, and Juvenile justice facilities;
- Crisis shelter or similar institutions,
- Airport concessionaires; and
- Any emergency facilities necessary for the response to events surrounding the public health emergency and the state of emergency caused by COVID-19.
Other special exemptions can be issued at the discretion of the County Health Officer and the State Health Officer.
To read the full text of the orders, visit the State of Wyoming’s COVID-19 Information Page.
Help is Available
If your business is affected by these closures, click here to contact your local Wyoming SBDC Network advisor to discuss options available to you. All Wyoming SBDC Network services are free of cost and completely confidential.