Gordon: Wyoming Residents Don’t Need An Order To Do Right Thing
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon said on Monday that at this point he's not planning on issuing a shelter in place order to slow the spread of the coronavirus in part because ''Wyoming residents don't need an order to know what is important."
The governor says he is counting on people to voluntarily maintain social distancing, practice good hygiene, and take other steps to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The governor says many statewide shelter-in-place orders across the country have many exemptions, and that he feels Wyoming can achieve the same goals without issuing a formal state order.
He also said that county governments across the state that feel the need for a formal order still have the latitude to do so. The Jackson Town Council recently passed the first local stay-at-home order.
Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr has said she favors a statewide shelter in place order, while Casper Mayor Steve Freel said on Friday that he may consider a ''lockdown" if residents in that community don't do a better job of social distancing than has been the case. The governor made the comments on the ''Wake Up Wyoming" coronavirus town hall program with Glenn Woods and Nick Learned.
You can hear part of the interview below.