Governor Gordon Updates Public on Wyoming Coronavirus Pandemic

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -- As of now, more than 750 samples have been tested for coronavirus by the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory, with 35 coming back positive; this brings the current total for Wyoming up to 44.

Governor Gordon announced that the state was considering options to help workers in Wyoming, such as relaxing the current shut-in policies that have forced many businesses to lay off workers or shut down entirely.

Considerations are being made to also loosen up requirements for unemployment insurance in an attempt to help those workers who have been laid off due to COVID-19's economic impacts.

Michael Ceballos, the current director of the Wyoming Department of Health, stated that an increasing supply of coronavirus test kits -- as well as necessary medical resources to help treat the virus' symptoms -- is being distributed to medical centers statewide.

However, he warns the public to keep taking precautions and stay home if they're able, as there still aren't enough for everyone.

Robin Cooley, the Director of Workforce Services, also mentioned that her agency is continuing to work with the Wyoming Department of Enterprise Technology Services to address complaints about full phone lines and long wait times by claimants and employers.

She also suggested workers and employers to use their website -- wyomingatwork.com -- to find available jobs or prospective employees who are still looking for work.

Jennie Gordon, Wyoming's First Lady, also provided information brought in by the Wyoming Hunger Initiative that the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies will be providing mobile food pantries to certain locales in the coming week.

As of now, listed locations and dates include: Worland, March 31st; Torrington, April 1st; Star Valley, April 2nd; Evanston, April 3rd.

Wyoming News Now will provide updates in the future as they are announced.