Local Government Reporter
Morgan Hughes primarily covers local government. After growing up in rural Wisconsin, she graduated from Marquette University in 2018. She moved to Wyoming shortly after and covered education in Cheyenne before joining the Star-Tribune in May 2019.
When Gov. Mark Gordon announced Friday the closure order would be extended until April 17, many restaurateurs who have managed to adapt to an interim way of life heaved a sigh of exasperation and pressed on.
The library has donated 5,000 books via the school district's takeaway meal program.
As of now, Wyoming isn't preparing to require people to stay home to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Gov. Mark Gordon is directing the Wyoming Business Council to allocate money to brewers and distillers making hand sanitizer.
Many forced jobless by public health measures worry what this virus will do not to their bodies but to their livelihoods.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has been inundated with calls this week amid the string of coronavirus-related business closures.
Bars are closing their doors while restaurants focus on take-out and delivery.
Kim Perez, founder and CEO of Joshua's Storehouse, said she received more than 600 emails yesterday alone from people desperate for some help amid the chaos that’s followed the spread of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. and abroad. So far in Wyoming, 18 people have tested positive for the illness. But nearly everyone in the Equality State is feeling the impact.