Remaining statewide health orders extended two weeks

WYOMING – The last two statewide public health orders have been extended for another two weeks.

The Wyoming Department of Health announced on Wednesday that health orders regarding mask use in educational institutions and capacity limits on indoor events of more than 500 people will continue through May 16.

School districts across Wyoming have applied for variances to public health order 1, which requires masks to be worn in K-12 educational institutions when social distancing cannot be maintained. Others, like Sublette County School District 1, simply voted to remove its mask requirement without seeking a variance through local or state health officials.

The Wyoming Department of Health recommends masks in indoor places when physical distance cannot be maintained.

According to WDH estimates, about a quarter of Wyoming’s population has been fully vaccinated so far, including 32 percent of adults 18 and older – and more than 55 percent of adults 65 and older.