Another one bites the dust.
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon (R) announced on Monday that his state will end the mask mandate and reopen bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms to full capacity on March 16.
“I thank the people of Wyoming for their commitment to keeping one another safe throughout this pandemic,” Gordon said in a statement. “It is through their efforts that we have kept our schools and businesses operating and our economy moving forward.”
Gordon said his decision to reopen the state was based on a declining number of Covid cases and hospitalizations and significant success with vaccinating people.
Governor Gordon however, said that face masks will still be required in K-12 schools as a “safety measure to ensure that classroom learning and all student activities can continue to occur safely.”
“Wyoming is one of the few states in the country that kept students learning in the classroom for the entire school year. We made sacrifices, but the earlier orders saved lives. We persevered,” said Governor Gordon. “With this approach we can have graduations, proms and a great end to the school year by keeping schools open. Especially since our children will not have the chance to be vaccinated this spring.”