Gordon issues self-quarantine directive

Individuals coming or returning to Wyoming must self-quarantine for 14 days or duration of stay

Series: COVID-19 | Story 25

On April 3, Governor Gordon added another directive in conjunction with three statewide orders that had been issued in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Those orders, which had an original sunset date of April 3, had been extended twice; first to April 17 and again to April 30. The directive released on April 3, like Gordon’s other orders, is intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The directive is for individuals who are arriving in Wyoming from another state or country to self-quarantine. The language of the directive reads as follows.

•Any individual coming or returning to Wyoming from another state or country for a non-work related purpose must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.

•If an individual will be present in Wyoming for fewer than 14 days, that individual must self-quarantine for the duration of the visit.

•Any individual who has already arrived in Wyoming from another state or country for a non-work related purpose before the date of this Directive must immediately self-quarantine for the remainder of a 14-day period, beginning on the date of their arrival in Wyoming, or until their departure from Wyoming - whichever is sooner.

•Persons or entities listing hotels, rental properties, or other short-term rentals in Wyoming—including by way of example but not limited to, listings such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, and related services—must include notice of the mandatory quarantine for travelers from another state or country in the listing or on their website and at the place of accomodation.

•These quarantine restrictions shall apply to Wyoming residents and non-residents.

•These quarantine restrictions do not apply to individuals traveling through Wyoming en route to another destination, volunteers responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency, citizens returning from obtaining medically necessary healthcare services outside Wyoming and parents transporting minor children for custodial purposes.

In addition to these restrictions, individuals required to self-quarantine under this Directive shall also comply with the requirements of all other Executive Orders, Statewide Public Health Orders and County Public Health Orders.

This Directive is in effect statewide in Wyoming. In the interest of uniformity of laws and to prevent the spread of disease, all inconsistent County Public Health Orders are preempted by this Directive to the extent the County Public Health Order is less restrictive.

Like the three public health orders issued by Gordon in conjunction with State Health Officer Alexia Harrist, the directive is effective until April 30.


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