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Gov. Mark Gordon speaks about CoVid-19, the economy and the way forward

Published: Aug. 17, 2021 at 10:52 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Gov. Gordon is speaking out on the pandemic, the economy and whether or not the state will have a mask mandate again.

" I don’t find any value in grandstanding on this issue and I will support counties, cities and school boards in making their own decisions. I believe as a Republican and a Conservative that government that governs least and governs closest to the people is best,” said Gov. Mark Gordon.

The Governor says that Wyoming is a state where we respect our responsibilities.

He believes local governments can make the best decisions on what is necessary to keep the public safe, businesses open and the economy growing.

The Governor said that vaccines are a deeply personal decision and should not be government-mandated either.

This comes as Wyoming CoVid-19 cases rise to around 100 cases hospitalized, 90 percent of which were unvaccinated.

Gov. Gordon believes the state should not have any mask mandates in the future but recommends instead, hygiene, P.P.E. personal responsibility, and vaccines as the way Wyoming gets through this pandemic faster.

Gordon also spoke of getting back to school this year and that last year, Wyoming had the highest in-person student learners in classes, and he hopes to continue that trend as safely as possible.

“The more that we can get CoVid under control, by doing those things willingly and responsibly, the better our chances are of keeping our economy, without the impacts that happen when someone has to go home because they are sick, or an office has to close,” said Gordon.

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