WY relaxes COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants statewide as hospitalizations decline

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Governor Mark Gordon announced on Saturday that certain coronavirus-related restrictions on businesses and public gatherings would be temporarily lifted as hospitalizations from COVID-19 continue to decline.

Beginning on January 9, bars, restaurants, and the like are no longer required to close between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. This includes restaurants, food courts, cafés, coffeehouses, bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distillery pubs, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, cigar bars, and other places of public accommodation that offer food, beverages, or alcohol for on-site consumption. The new guideline does not, however, apply to places such as grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, or markets.

These establishments must still maintain six feet of social distancing between tables, limit parties to six people or less, and require staff that come within six feet of customers to wear masks. Previously-established restrictions regarding disinfecting, hand-washing, and screening for employees remains in effect.

Additionally, the order allows for a maximum of 25 participants for group workout classes held in gymnasiums, whereas the previous order only authorized 10.

The order will be in effect through January 25, unless revoked or extended by the Wyoming Department of Health. Full text of the governors announcement can be read here.

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