Johnson County EOC Latest COVID-19 Information

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The Johnson County Emergency Operations Center released the latest information on COVID-19 in the county Wednesday.

There will be a joint media briefing with the Johnson County Healthcare Center Friday morning at 9:30.

Governor Mark Gordon, in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Health, issued continuation of the existing three Statewide Public Health Orders that will go into effect on May 1st and remain in effect through May 15th.

County Health Officer Dr. Mark Schueler implemented changes to the Health Orders in Johnson county on April 28th, which are:

Gyms may open to limited numbers of people under specified infection control measures.

Records of those attending must be maintained for contact tracing purposes.

Hair salons, barber shops, and similar businesses may open with similar requirements.

Restaurants may allow up to five people in the establishment waiting for take out orders but no service for on site consumption is permitted.

Child care services are allowed as long as the total number of children and providers does not exceed 9 persons per room and specific infection control and contact tracing measures are followed.

The revised orders expressly prohibit gatherings of 10 or more people, preventing churches, schools, and community events from resuming.

No variances or exemptions to the revised orders are recommended by the County Health Officer at this time.

Restrictions on in-person classes until May 18 will be discussed with school district administration to determine if a request for exemption is needed.

The Public Health Officer reminds those vulnerable persons in the community, those over the age of 60 and those with underlying health conditions, should remain extremely cautious and continue to practice social distancing guidelines and stay home as much as possible.

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