Wyoming has completely abandoned Covid lockdown and other restrictive measures
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced Monday that most of the Covid restrictions will be lifted from March 16th, including the mandatory wearing of face masks.
According to Governor Gordon, the entire business will return to full capacity, allowing it to emerge from the economic crisis. However, wearing masks in schools will remain compulsory.
“I thank the people of Wyoming for their commitment to keeping one another safe throughout this pandemic,” Gordon said in a press release. “It is through their efforts that we 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 and stay diligent as we look ahead to the warmer months and to the safe resumption of our traditional spring and summer activities.”
Gordon literally shifted responsibility for the possible spread of Covid-19 to residents of the state, saying that it is still necessary to wear masks in indoor public spaces, but in its absence, no one will be punished.
Wyoming’s vaccination efforts are among the most efficient in the country. Nearly 100,000 first doses have been administered and 19% of the state’s residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine.