May 27, 2020
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and representatives from the state’s largest rodeos announced today that six of Wyoming’s large rodeos and events will not take place in 2020. This decision factored in economics, health concerns and logistics. The cancellation decision was made collectively and includes the Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous PRCA Rodeo in late June as well the Cody Stampede, Central Wyoming Fair & PRCA Rodeo in Casper, the Sheridan WYO Rodeo and Breakaway Roping, Laramie Jubilee Days, and Cheyenne Frontier Days, all scheduled for July.
May 27, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that updated public health orders effective June 1 will ease restrictions on public gatherings, allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people. The updated orders allow for outdoor events to occur with social distancing and increased sanitization measures in place.
May 20, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has signed three pieces of legislation passed by the Wyoming Legislature that provide a framework for spending $1.25 billion in federal funding awarded to the State through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
May 13, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that updated public health orders effective May 15 will ease restrictions on several business categories and permit restaurants to resume indoor table service statewide. The Governor has also allocated $17 million in federal funding to expand COVID-19 testing, improve contact tracing and add to the state’s supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).
May 7, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has signed a proclamation convening a special session of the Wyoming Legislature to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor and Legislature have worked on a small number of bills that amend and create programs for the purpose of helping businesses and residents impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
April 28, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that new public health orders effective May 1 will allow gyms, barber shops, hair salons and other personal care services to reopen under specific operating conditions designed to minimize public health risk from COVID-19. Other parts of the phased approach involve easing restrictions on day cares and issuing guidance to hospitals allowing them to resume elective surgeries.
April 23, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has unveiled a plan to transition Wyoming to a new phase of COVID-19 response. The plan creates a pathway to ease restrictions, recover businesses, and resume some activities. The phased approach will be driven by health-related data and provides counties flexibility to seek variances based on local conditions.
April 17, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has thanked the people of Wyoming for their diligence. “You have done what was asked and have helped to flatten the curve,” he said, “We are, and have been open for business.” Wyoming’s existing statewide orders are consistent with “Phase One” of President Trump’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, the Governor continued, and will remain in place until April 30.
April 15, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – As Wyoming continues to experience the direct and indirect fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mark Gordon has instructed all state agency directors to identify opportunities to immediately reduce spending. Specifically, the Governor has immediately directed agencies to institute position freezes, halt general fund contracts greater than $100,000, and implement a rigorous review of major maintenance spending.
April 9, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has submitted a request to President Trump asking for a major disaster declaration for Wyoming. The declaration would allow all 23 of Wyoming’s counties and the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes to access funding and services for crucial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 3, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 30 to slow community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect lives. The Governor has also issued a directive requiring any individual coming to Wyoming from another state or country for a non-work-related purpose to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.
March 27, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon took action on the final 11 bills remaining on his desk. The Governor signed two bills, vetoed four bills and allowed five bills to go into law without his signature.
March 25, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon issued a plea to Wyomingites to stay home whenever possible to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during a press conference today. The governor emphasized the need for public cooperation in order for Wyoming to make strides in slowing the spread of the virus. Voluntary public actions could alleviate the need to implement more stringent measures, he added.
March 22, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced that Wyoming small businesses are now eligible to apply for up to $2 million per company in federal economic disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The announcement applies to businesses in all 23 counties.
March 21, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has supported an additional statewide order issued by the State Health Officer prohibiting gatherings of 10 people or more in a single room or confined space. The order also offers several exemptions.
March 20, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has endorsed a decision by the Wyoming State Health Officer to close public places for a two-week period to help slow the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
March 16, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced the creation of five coronavirus task forces. Each will be headed by one the five top-elected officials in order to provide a coordinated, focused response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
March 12, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon thanked the Legislature for delivering a budget bill that crafts a sound fiscal plan, but emphasized that current events have dramatically altered the state’s fiscal outlook.
February 24, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon expressed his gratitude to Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt after the Secretary intervened to call off a planned mountain goat culling through aerial gunning in Grand Teton National Park.
February 18, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has joined Legislative Leadership in their support for two bi-partisan bills that would allow the State of Wyoming to evaluate a significant land purchase that could bring new income to the state, while benefiting public access for hunting and outdoor recreation, wildlife and other economic interests.
February, 14 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon signed his Migration Corridor Executive Order at a public ceremony in the Capitol, the culmination of an approach that supports conservation, protects landowner rights and accommodates multiple-use opportunities.
February 10, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon delivered his 2020 State of the State Address before a Joint Session of the 65th Legislature on Monday morning, emphasizing the strength of the state, bright spots in Wyoming's economy, and his successes from his first year in office.
January 30, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Governor’s Invasive Species Initiative (GISI) will meet on Tuesday, February 3 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Holiday Inn East in Casper.
January 26, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon will embark on a listening tour of four Wyoming communities on Saturday, February 1 to share details and answer questions related to his Migration Corridor Executive Order (EO). The tour, which is co-hosted by the Governor, the Wyoming County Commissioners Association and the commissioners of the respective counties, will include stops in Rawlins, Pinedale, Kemmerer and Rock Springs.
January 21, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon today announced that Wyoming and Montana have jointly asked the United States Supreme Court to hear a challenge to Washington State’s unconstitutional discrimination against a proposed coal export terminal.
January 14, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has submitted 17 letters to the Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee (JAC) that reflect some of his budget priorities and requests for 2021-2022.
January 9, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has issued a statement in the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement today that he is seeking to modernize National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations.
January 7, 2020
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon’s Early Childhood State Advisory Council has been awarded a $2 million dollar grant to support and improve early childhood education programs in Wyoming. It will be used to help the Council utilize existing resources more efficiently; encourage partnerships among child care and PreK providers, Head Start Programs, and state and local governments; and improve transitions between early childhood programs and school systems.