Albany County will join Laramie County in requiring face coverings to be worn when people are in a public place and if they are lined up outside.
Employees of businesses and governmental entities will also be required to wear a face covering in most instances. Officials with the University of Wyoming say they will comply with the requirement. The order is in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the county.
Steve Morgan of the Laramie Police Department said law enforcement officials don't plan rigorous enforcement, but they hope people will follow the directions. He said if a citizen has a complaint about a business not complying, they will contact health officials who will deal with the issue.
"Our typical reaction would be to refer that to the public health department. They have some COVID advocates that are used to investigate such cases and use the examples as educational," said Morgan.
The mandate goes into effect Friday night at 5 p.m. More information on the mask order can be found here.