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Gordon calls Wyoming Legislature into special session to address COVID crisis

Governor Mark Gordon (PBS Wyoming YouTube)

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed a proclamation to convene the Wyoming Legislature in a special session.

The 65th Legislature will be called into special session on Friday, May 15, at 8 a.m.

The session will be held “electronically,” he said during an online live briefing on Thursday afternoon.

He said the Wyoming constitution allowed the governor to call a special session in the case of a “grave emergency in the affairs of the state.”

“That is the position Wyoming like almost every other state finds itself in today,” said Gordon, before reading the proclamation.

“At that special session we will consider a few pieces of legislature, including the appropriation of federal funds made available to Wyoming through the Cares Act.”

The governor says he intends to provide the funds as quickly as possible to Wyoming citizens and businesses.

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.