Governor Mark Gordon has announced he has begun the process to end Wyoming’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration effective March 14th. The Governor has been coordinating with impacted Executive Branch agencies and licensing boards to ensure they are prepared to make adjustments, where necessary.
The Wyoming Department of Health will continue to serve as a resource for COVID-19 information and support. Throughout the pandemic, the Public Health Emergency declaration has provided the state with flexibility and resources for Wyoming’s response and recovery efforts. Most Wyomingites will not be affected by ending the declaration.
The changes will include the expiration of the federally funded SNAP emergency allotment, which will take effect May 1st, and elimination of emergency rule changes to licensure requirements for the Board of Medicine and Board of Nursing.
Gordon says, “As we see our case numbers and hospitalizations receding, it is time to begin the shift to a new phase. As we wind down from the emergency, the public can expect to see some changes in how information is relayed.”