Wyoming Taking Precaution on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

March 6, 2020—Cheyenne, Wyoming— The Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) and its tourism partners are closely watching the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its potential impact on Wyoming’s residents and visitors. Currently, there are no reported cases in Wyoming and the risk to residents remains low.

In Wyoming, all national parks, state parks, national recreation areas and national historic sites will remain open. WOT will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with public health officials and the U.S. Travel Association to ensure the most accurate, updated information about public health concerns in Wyoming and across the U.S.

At this time, the United States government and local authorities do not have any advisories limiting domestic travel. However, the U.S. government does have inbound travel suspensions for China and Iran, along with travel restrictions to-and-from Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. For live updates on travel advisories, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

Though the risk in Wyoming is deemed low, inbound domestic and all international travelers should take precaution while planning their vacation to the Cowboy State by heeding advice from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with regard to personal care:

  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
    • Typically, COVID-19 can be contracted within six-feet.
  • Stay home if sick.
  • Get a flu shot if you haven’t gotten on this year.
  • Cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60 percent alcohol.

Additional Resources for Wyoming Residents and Visitors:

Center for Disease Control:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Wyoming Department of Health

health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus.

The U.S. Travel Association

Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For more information, visit www.TravelWyoming.com.

 

 

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