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Wyoming bar, restaurant and coffee house COVID-19 restrictions to remain in effect

J.S. Chinese Restaurant is seen in downtown Casper. (Google Maps)

CASPER, Wyo. — Social distancing, cleaning and other safety measure requirements will remain in effect for bars, coffee shops and restaurants when Wyoming’s statewide public health orders are updated June 15, according to new orders announced by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s office on Wednesday.

Under the restrictions, staff will continue to be required to wear face coverings when within six feet of customers and will still be required to clean their hands between interactions with each table.

Tables will still need to be arranged to keep a space of six feet between patrons at different tables, and the updated orders say that 10 feet of space between tables is preferable.

Seating at tables will still be limited to six people, preferably of the same household. If there are more than six people from the same household, exceptions can be granted by businesses.

Dedicated staff will still be required to sanitize all areas which were occupied by a party after patrons leave.

Self-serve food services, with the exception of pre-packaged food, and buffets will remain prohibited. Playgrounds are to remain closed and dance and karaoke events will remain prohibited.

The new orders will remain in effect through June 30.

“Wyoming has made outstanding progress to date,” Gordon said. “Folks need to remember that it is important to remain vigilant, but because we have been so successful, I am confident we can continue lifting the very few remaining public health restrictions.”

The state’s COVID-19 dashboard has also been updated with changes to the status of some health measures.

“The number of new cases has changed from ‘concerning to ‘stabilizing’ and the percent of all tests that are positive is now rated as ‘improving,'” Gordon’s office says.  “As of June 10, Wyoming has recorded 768 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, 212 probable cases and 18 deaths.”

The following new public health orders and the COVID-19 dashboard can be found on Wyoming’s COVID-19 website as well:

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.