Tonight, Governor Mark Gordon endorsed a decision by the Wyoming State Health Officer to close public places for a two-week period to help slow the community spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The closure order extends through April 3, 2020, and includes schools, theaters, bars, nightclubs, coffee shops, employee cafeterias, self-serve buffets, salad bars, unpackaged self-serve food services, gyms, conference rooms and museums. 

Restaurants will be closed to dine-in food service, but may remain open for curbside take-out or drive-through food service. Under the order, childcare centers will be closed except for those serving essential personnel. 

This order does not apply to places of public accommodation that offer food and beverage not for on premises consumption, including grocery stores, markets, retail stores that offer food, convenience stores, pharmacies, drug stores, and food pantries.

In order to help local businesses navigate through this difficult time, the Sheridan County IMT suggests the community and businesses view the full order at

A press conference will be held at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow with Sheridan County Sheriff Allen Thompson, Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens, and Sheridan County Attorney Dianna Bennett to provide further details to the community regarding the order.