Some states, such as New York, provide fines for travelers who violate protocols.
Wyoming currently has no travel restrictions for out-of-state visitors.
Wyoming’s inclusion in the list of surging states is relatively new. Last month, the state reported less than 500 confirmed active COVID-19 cases. As of Friday, there were 1,741.
Four times in October, the state set new records for new COVID-19 cases, most recently on Friday, with 290 new cases added in a day. The hospital also skyrocketed from where they were a month ago. A total of 16 people were hospitalized due to the virus on September 15. As of October 15, 51 people had been hospitalized nationwide.
The rise in hospitalizations prompted Wyoming Medical Center, the state’s largest hospital, to open the COVID-19 surge unit this week and call a press conference, where health officials stressed the importance of wearing of masks and social alienation.
In response to the surge, Governor Mark Gordon moved the Wyoming National Guard to assist in contact tracking efforts. He issued a statement on Friday saying those efforts would not include implementation.