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Denver Mayor announces ‘Stay at home’ order through April 10th


CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 a stay-at-home order as part of the City’s response COVID-19.

The order will be in effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and will last through at least April 10, Hancock said.

“If you are sick, stay home,” he said. “If you are not sick, you also need to stay home.”

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Under the issued order:

  • Liquor stores will close
  • Breweries will close
  • Recreational marijuana dispensaries will close; medical exempt
  • No picnics or organized games in parks

Allowed under the order:

  • Getting groceries 
  • Obtaining medical supplies or medication
  • Engaging in outdoor activities like walking, hiking or running, and continuing the strict observance of physical distancing practices

Hancock said he’s asking for voluntary compliance.

“This is not a recommendation,” he said. “This is an order.

The challenge, according to Hancock, is that Denver is the densest area in the state and has the highest number is cases in the state. Because of that, the city and county of Denver needs to take extra steps to protect public health and safety.

This announcement comes just one day after Colorado Governor. Jared Polis ordered non-critical places of employment to reduce in-person workforce by 50% at the minimum.

The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:

What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email:

  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.