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Governor’s office closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Governor Mark Gordon, wearing a mask that inscribed with “service above self,” talks after a dedication of the CWCC’s new suicide prevention hotline on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

A staff member in the Wyoming Governor’s office has tested positive for COVID-19 prompting closure of facilities in the Capitol.

The offices in the State Capitol Building will be closed November 24 for deep cleaning after the employee of the office tested positive for COVID-19.

The office is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, November 25.

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Staff members who are considered close contacts of the positive individual have been notified.

“Governor Gordon is not required to quarantine, however he will be working remotely out of an abundance of caution,” Capitol staff said Tuesday.


The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:


What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: covid@cnchd.org


  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.