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Gordon declares Friday ‘Day of Prayer in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic’ in Wyoming

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor has declared that Friday, April 10 will be a “Day of Prayer in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” He’ll sign a proclamation to this effect on Friday.

The day is intended for people of any faith.

“Across all faiths and beliefs, we can all come together at this time of year to find a sense of peace and purpose,” Gordon said in a Thursday press release. “I invite our leaders and citizens to pray that the present pandemic may be controlled, caregivers protected, our soldiers and their families watched over, the economy strengthened and life normalized.”

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The governor’s office notes that tomorrow is important as “Good Friday” to people of some faths.

“The day of prayer is cross-denominational with the intent to unify people of many faiths during the crisis,” Gordon’s office said. “April 10 is Good Friday and is observed by many denominations as a day of prayer and fasting.”

“Joining the Governor in this effort is the National Association of Evangelicals and the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. People of all faiths are welcome to participate.”

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: covid@cnchd.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.