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Governor to Lift Public Health Emergency Declaration

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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced Monday that he has begun the process to end Wyoming’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration effective March 14. Gordon in a media release, said as case numbers and hospitalizations continue to decline, it is time to begin the shift to a new phase. Gordon has been coordinating with impacted Executive Branch agencies and licensing boards to ensure they are prepared to make adjustments, where necessary. The Wyoming Department of Health will continue to serve as a resource for COVID-19 information and support. Throughout the pandemic, the Public Health Emergency declaration has provided the state with flexibility and resources for Wyoming’s response and recovery efforts. Most Wyomingites will not be affected by ending the declaration.

The limited scope of impacts include the expiration of the federally funded SNAP emergency allotment, which will take effect May 1, 2022, and the elimination of emergency rule changes to licensure requirements for the Board of Medicine and Board of Nursing. Gordon extended his appreciation to the medical community, first responders, public health officials and National Guard volunteers statewide who have shown their commitment to the people of Wyoming throughout this pandemic, and he said as we wind down from the emergency, the public can expect to see some changes in how information is relayed.



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    Lisa French

    February 28, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Does this mean nursing homes can do away with masks and not have to be vaccinated

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    Thomas Jones

    March 1, 2022 at 7:53 am

    They never should have been implemented in the first place. Perhaps SMH can also drop their vaccine mandate discrimination against their employees.

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