Face masks will be required in Sheridan County starting this week if an order issued by Sheridan County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hunter is approved by the state.
Dr. Hunter has issued an order that all residents of Sheridan County except minors will wear “face coverings” – masks – when they are inside, or entering, retail or commercial businesses or county or city government facilities, when they are at healthcare facilities and when they’re waiting for or riding on public transportation, paratransit or ride-sharing vehicles.
The order would go into effect Wednesday if signed by Wyoming State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist, and would remain in effect until Jan. 4.
Under the proposed order, drivers of public transportion vehicles would also be required to wear face masks when passengers are in the vehicles. Also employees, owners and volunteers working in retail and commercial businesses or city or county government facilities also are required to wear masks.
Also according to the order, all retail and commercial businesses and county and municipal buildings must post notices in a clearly visible location at or near their entrances stating that face coverings are required.
For the full text of the order, visit Sheridan County’s web page at https://www.sheridancounty.com/sheridan-county-public-health-order-2020-002/