CHEYENNE (5/5/20) – With approval from Wyoming State Health Officer, Dr. Alexia Harrist, Laramie County has published their recovery plan as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The strategy for economic recovery in Laramie County is to strike the right balance between easing economic restrictions as quickly as possible while mitigating the risk of a resurgent of the COVID-19 disease.
The Laramie County Plan, following national and state recommendations, envisions a three-phase loosening of economic restrictions to allow businesses and organizations to return to normal operations over time. This loosening of restrictions for certain businesses does not constitute Phase 1 of the Laramie County plan. Phase 1 like subsequent phases, will begin only after a period of surveillance to assure that COVID-19 is not increasing as a result of loosening the restrictions. Entry into phases that are outside current State orders also must be approved as “variances” by the State. Subsequent phases will begin only after a similar period of community surveillance and evaluation of hospital resources demonstrate that it is safe to proceed with the plan.
The Laramie County recovery plan document includes an overview of each phase; general guidance for businesses, organizations, and employers; metrics to be utilized; and pertinent definitions.
The Laramie County recovery plan is subject to updates based on the evolving nature of COVID-19 along with progressions and/or regressions across the county.