Some states, such as New York, issue fines for travelers who violate protocols.
There are currently no travel restrictions in Wyoming for visitors outside the state.
The inclusion of Wyoming in the list of growing states is relatively new. One month ago, the state reported less than 500 confirmed active cases of COVID-19. As of Friday, they were 1741.
Four times in October, the state set new records for new cases of COVID-19, recently on Friday, 290 new cases were added in one day. Hospitalizations have also risen sharply from where they were a month ago. On September 15, 16 people were hospitalized due to the virus. As of October 15, 51 people were hospitalized across the state.
The increase in hospitalizations prompted Wyoming Medical Center, the state’s largest hospital, to open its COVID-19 surge unit this week and hold a press conference to emphasize the importance of wearing masks and social distancing.
In response to the surge, Gov. Mark Gordon deployed the Wyoming National Guard to help find the effort. On Friday, he issued a statement saying the effort would not include enforcement.