No stay at home order for Cheyenne

Published: Apr. 1, 2020 at 12:46 AM CDT
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Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr does not plan to issue a stay at home order for the city. Instead, the mayor believes the order should come from state authorities.

"We have a big commuter population," Mayor Orr said. "We have 3,000 people who commute back and forth between here and Colorado. A shelter in place really needs to come from the order of the state health official."

Mayor Orr is encouraging social distancing if people are planning on going outside, maintaining a distance of at least six feet from each other. If not, the mayor said local law enforcement are instructed to break up large groups of over 10 people.

"Their behavior really impacts others," Mayor Orr said. "I don't think that they would want anybody that is not a member of their family basically spreading the virus to an aunt, uncle or grandparent of their's, and making somebody in their family ill."

In order to encourage social distancing, the city is setting the example by hosting tele-conference meetings between city officials or city council. The city holds these meetings at least every day during the evenings. Afterwards, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6:30 p.m., Mayor Orr hosts a Facebook Live on her Facebook page updating the city on COVID-19 numbers, the city's status, and answers questions sent in by city residents.

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