CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon said during a press conference on Monday, March 30 that campgrounds in Wyoming State Parks will be closed due to COVID-19 coronavirus.
Gordon said that the parks will remain open for day-use so that people can go hiking or pursue other recreation opportunities.
However, overnight camping will be closed.
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Wyoming State Parks explained the closure in a Facebook post:
For the health and safety of our visitors and our staff, we have closed parks to camping at this time, however we are still open for day use. Be sure to pay your day use fee at a canister or buy a parks pass!
We understand and share your frustration and disappointment. We have to do everything in our power to flatten the curve and we hope you understand and hang in there with us as this unprecedented situation unfolds.
The status of parks and historic sites is an ever changing situation. Please check our website for the most up to date information.Wyoming State Parks
Camping at state parks will remain closed until further notice, according to Wyoming State Parks.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.