Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon: This is not about facemasks

Counties in Wyoming are enacting face-covering mandates as Governor Mark Gordon looks to keep Wyoming’s economy in operation. 

Sheridan County has joined 11 other counties in Wyoming to  enact a face-covering mandate. Sheridan County’s mandate went into effect on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and will remain until Dec. 4. Teton, Albany and Laramie counties enacted face-covering mandates earlier this year. Mandates from nine counties were approved by Wyoming State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist on Tuesday, including Sheridan County. 

Face coverings have become a political issue with many residents taking one side or the other regarding their use. During an appearance on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, Gordon informed listeners that he and his team consider many variables in regard to a statewide guidelines and he views the issue much differently. 

Gov. Gordon

As cases of the coronavirus began to climb, residents have begun to stay home, slowing the state’s economy. This prompted Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health to take action by contacting the Chamber of Commerce of each county. 

Gov. Gordon

In an attempt to slow the spread of the virus in their respective counties, a letter, signed by all 23 of the state’s health officers, the Wyoming Hospital Association and the Wyoming Medical Society, requesting a statewide mask mandate was sent to the Governor’s office last week. 

Although the Cowboy State has not enacted a statewide mandate, Gordon said we must adhere to guidelines and take precautions to lessen the spread of the coronavirus, save lives and keep Wyoming’s economy in operation. 

Gov. Gordon


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Thomas Jones
4 months ago

Then why are masks the focus?

Dorlene Mayland
4 months ago

Isn’t it a shame he did not require masks in the beginning. Come to the Big Horn Basin and just see the lack of masks out there. Shame on him

4 months ago

I stopped going out and spending money because of all the masked sheep everywhere..

Fred Osborn
4 months ago
Reply to  James

Alive masked sheep..or dead sheep? Your choice.

Am
4 months ago

I think we are going against American rights on forcing people to wear face masks. We are not under Marshall law, and I have severe asthma. I can not do face masks or it will cause my asthma to flare up when it took 4 long years to get it under control. I say take away face masks, and if you catch the virus you either make it or you don’t. I think if everybody let’s their body do what it’s supposed to do and fight against viruses and sickness, then the problem will be solved. Stop tring to play God and save everyone. Let us live our lives as meant to be. If its our time to go then its just our time.

4 months ago
Reply to  Am

It is more about personal responsibility than American rights. You are correct, not everyone is able to wear masks so if everyone who can does then everyone is moderately protected. There are other things that can be done as well. Distancing and staying home when you are not feeling well, we all know the drill by now. I disagree with mask mandates as when society is behaving responsibly they are not needed. Let’s face it, people are so spoiled and narcissistic these days that desire and convenience take precedence over the health and safety of their communities.

ray olson
4 months ago
Reply to  Am

how about a clear plastic face. Still effective without all the angst’ Bear in mind that allowing this virus to run it’s course is projected to cost more than 2.5 million American lives with no assurance that heard immunity is even possible with a rapidly evolving corona virus.

Fred Osborn
4 months ago

Too little…too late. Who have y’all voted for?

Damiano Edwardo Trujillo
4 months ago

If I can wear a facemask and prevent one person including myself from contracting the virus by even 1% I will be glad. When did we become a society of apathy without concern for ourselves and fellow man? Since when are rights more important then life itself? we have become Lovers of self and money, haters of what is good? crazy.

Fred Osborn
4 months ago

A good analogy of the current dilemma due to lack of real leadership from the White House,and ALL of Congress and the Senate.Look no farther than the White House than proof of your analogy…well said.America is in dire straits and the band is playing while the ship goes down.

Cindy
4 months ago

“Now that we have a large randomized controlled trial published in a top medical journal showing that masks are NOT protective again SARS-CoV-2 infection will the CDC be updating this guidance soon?” James Todaro, MD

Oh, of course, the long-anticipated Danish study was found in the trash with a bunch of Trump ballots.

Hugh Janis
4 months ago

Impeach Gordon. Just being a call boy for his Democrat handlers.

Jana
4 months ago

What the White House,Congress, and Senate says doesn’t effect my decision to wear a mask. When a respected and educated Doctor, that walks the streets with me, in my town advises wearing a mask, that effects my decision. I use that information and my medical knowledge to choose to protect myself and you. I also can’t afford to loose 2 weeks of a pay period, or more, if I get sick.

Nate
4 months ago

This whole thing is just a test to see how the sheeple will comply with martial law. Wake up people! We have given these politicians too much power. The government should fear the people not the other way around