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CPAC attendee diagnosed with coronavirus; Gordon says Wyo. legislators attended

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CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Goveronor Mark Gordon issued a press release on Monday, March 9 saying that some Wyoming legislators attended the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Gordon said that a conference attendee was “subsequently diagnosed with coronavirus.”

“It has come to my attention that several Wyoming legislators attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 29 where an attendee was subsequently diagnosed with coronavirus,” Gordon said. “I am given to believe that House and Senate leadership is aware of the issue.”

“At this time it does not appear that any members of the Wyoming legislature had contact with this individual. Our state health officer has been notified and has identified these legislators as low risk. She advised that these individuals should continue to monitor their health closely at this time.”

Gordon said that COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus behind the recent international outbreak, is becoming more widespread.

“[I]t is likely that many of us will eventually cross paths with someone with symptoms of the disease and people who are later diagnosed,” he said. “We should continue to follow recommendations from healthcare professionals, including regular hand washing, covering the nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and staying home when sick.”

Gordon did not name the legislators who attended the conference in the release.


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.

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