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Casper mayor holds a press conference to address increasing COVID-19 cases

Casper mayor holds a press conference to address increasing COVID-19 cases
Casper mayor holds a press conference to address increasing COVID-19 cases(Screenshot of GoTo Meeting)
Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 6:29 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Casper Mayor Steve Freel hosted a virtual press conference and shared concern about the increasing COVID-19 cases in the community.

Freel said when the city opened businesses back up in the spring, part of the understanding was to wear a mask or face covering into businesses or when it’s difficult to social distance.

Also, he’s aware some community members are worried about their rights.

“The intention for asking for face coverings to be worn is not to take rights or freedoms away. It is to help cut down on the spread of a virus,” Freel said.

He added that businesses do have the right not to allow people who won’t wear one in their business.

Reminders about Wyoming Medical Center declaring a code orange and having an overflow unit for COVID-19 patients.

Also, community members are valued here.

“You and your family are important to this community. We want to do everything in our power to keep you our friends, neighbors and visitors safe,” Freel said.

Freel adds they don’t' want the community to take a step back and there are no plans to mandate face coverings.

He hopes community members stay home when they are sick and social distance.

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