Gordon rescinds Public Health Emergency declaration

Posted 3/17/22

CHEYENNE (WNE) —  Gov. Mark Gordon signed an executive order on Monday rescinding the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

To facilitate efforts to address the state’s nursing …

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Gordon rescinds Public Health Emergency declaration

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CHEYENNE (WNE) —  Gov. Mark Gordon signed an executive order on Monday rescinding the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

To facilitate efforts to address the state’s nursing shortage, the governor signed a separate executive order to allow working nurses time to get licensed in Wyoming, according to a news release.

“Wyoming has done a wonderful job in persevering through the pandemic,” Gordon said in a prepared statement Monday. “The emergency is over, but people’s responsibility to one another is not.”

He added that, “there is one lingering concern — Wyoming’s shortage of healthcare workers,” including nurses. Gordon’s other order will allow nurses and nursing assistants licensed in other jurisdictions to provide nursing care in Wyoming without a state license for another 60 days.

Gordon noted that the staffing shortage “existed long-before COVID and was only exacerbated by the pandemic.”

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