County Health Officer Recommends Business Closures

Sheridan County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hunter has recommended that any businesses that require prolonged close contact with people be closed.

This would include businesses such as hair and nail salons, tattoo shops and businesses that offer therapeutic massage services.

This is in keeping with a statewide closure order issued last night closing public places for a two-week period, extending through April 3, to help slow the community spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The closure order, at the decision of the Wyoming State Health Officer and endorsed by Governor Mark Gordon, includes schools, theaters, bars, nightclubs, coffee shops, employee cafeterias, self-serve buffets, salad bars, unpackaged self-serve food services, gyms, conference rooms and museums.

Restaurants will be closed to dine-in food service but may remain open for curbside take-out or drive-through food service. Under the order, childcare centers will be closed except for those serving essential personnel.

The order does not apply to places that offer food and beverage not for on-premise consumption, including grocery stores, markets, retail stores that offer food, convenience stores, pharmacies, drug stores and food pantries.

You can access the Sheridan County coronavirus update page at htpps://www.sheridancounty.com/sheridan-county-covid-19-updates/.

Businesses and the community are encouraged to view the full order at https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/20i20/03/Statewide-Order-3.19.2020.pdf.



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