Outdoor gatherings up to 250 persons to be permitted under Wyoming’s new health orders

(File; Trevor T. Trujillo, Oil City)

Governor Mark Gordon has announced that updated public health orders will ease restrictions on public gatherings, allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people.

The Governor’s office says the updated orders are to be effective June 1.

Officials say that the updated orders allow for outdoor events to occur with social distancing and increased sanitization measures in place. Sporting events, rodeos and other events will be permitted to have up to 250 spectators in attendance, in addition to the event participants. 

“It’s time we had the chance to enjoy summer,” Governor Gordon said. “The ability to gather outdoors in larger groups will be good for Wyoming citizens, businesses and our communities as we enter the season. We are not out of the woods yet though, so please use good judgement and don’t jeopardize yourself and others by acting recklessly. We want to keep moving forward.” 

Gordon’s office says that hosts and organizers of these outdoor events are asked to screen staff for symptoms of COVID-19 and ensure adequate personal protective equipment is available.

Food and beverage services at outdoor gatherings are required to follow the provision for restaurants outlined in public health orders number 1

Indoor events and gatherings, other than religious gatherings and other exemptions listed in the order, will continue to be restricted to groups of 25 or fewer. No significant changes are being made to the updated Public Health Orders 1 and 3. 

Updated copies of all three Public Health Orders are attached and can be found on the Wyoming’s COVID-19 website