Wyoming's Gov. Mark Gordon has tested positive for COVID-19. His office said he has only minor symptoms at this point, including a dry cough, and "plans to continue working on behalf of Wyoming remotely."
Gordon was prompted to take a test after learning two policy advisors in his office had tested positive for the virus. It was those initial positive results that led to the State Capitol Building closing down November 24 for deep cleaning.
Buck McVeigh, Gordon's Chief of Staff, said everyone is doing their part, including wearing masks and social distancing, but that it's bound to happen with the prevalence of the virus. Over the past week, Wyoming has seen an average of 687 new cases per day. In early September, that number was closer to 20, according to Wyoming Department of Health data.