Goshen County Wyoming receives approval for COVID-19 Protocol Variance

Goshen County residents are no longer required to wear masks in public
NBC Nebraska News at Ten
Published: Mar. 12, 2021 at 12:51 PM CST
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - As of last weekend residents of Goshen County are no longer required to wear masks in public. Dr. Ted Church, M.D. of Goshen County Public Health filed for a COVID-19 Protocol Variance to the Wyoming Statewide Public Health Orders and received approval.

“I felt that this was appropriate to do because real emergency condition doesn’t exist anymore,” said Church.” “Public health here in Goshen County has been very efficient in getting their residents vaccinated. As of today we have about fifteen hundred vaccinations given second dose and about twenty five hundred first doses given.”

Goshen Public County said the variance means the county can have gatherings up to a thousand people without restrictions. Residents can still wear masks if they choose to. Health facilities, hospitals and schools will still require masks through the end of the school year.”

“Overall it’s been encouraging I haven’t gotten much negative feedback about getting the variance for the county,” said Church. “It’s mostly positive Some people have an emotional response to stop what we’ve been doing but that’s ok too. We all have our own opinions on things.”

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