Casper Mayor: Businesses should have 'plan B' for COVID-19

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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Casper hasn’t ordered businesses to close yet due to COVID-19 but things could change.

Casper Mayor Steve Freel, Ward III, listens to public comment at a Casper City Council meeting in Casper, Wyo. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.

Casper Mayor Steve Freel, Ward III, said they should have a plan.

He said businesses should engage in social distancing and limit capacity to keep patrons safe right now. They must be ready if circumstances change.

Restaurants and bars could be potentially forced to convert to take-out or delivery only, which is similar to what’s happening in other cities.

“Have a plan in place so that if this does escalate we can move to plan B and you can continue to do your businesses,” Freel said. “And that isn’t just for restaurants. That’s for any business within the community.”

He said city leaders will take the steps necessary to keep the public safe.