*Last updated 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 24

As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues, a number of closures, cancellations and postponements have been announced for schools, concerts, sporting events and meetings.

We will be continuously monitoring the situation and updating the list of closures, cancellations, rescheduled events, etc., and other updates as announced. If you have something you would like us to add to this list online, please email it to news@wyomingnews.com. We will work to get it posted for you as quickly as possible.

Health care facilities

  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center: Mandatory restrictions include only one visitor or support person per patient in the emergency department, CRMC West Campus, CRMC East Campus and the CRMC Cancer Center. If a patient is at the hospital and has tested positive, or is being screened for COVID-19, they will not be allowed to have any visitors. To be allowed in the hospital, visitors cannot show signs of a fever or cough.
  • Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center: Patients are asked to come alone unless they need assistance from a direct caregiver and/or it is medically necessary. No one under the age of 18 will be permitted in any VA facility or clinic, and visitation is limited. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Schools and child care centers

  • All University of Wyoming undergraduate and graduate courses will be delivered remotely when the semester resumes after spring break on March 30

  • The University of Wyoming Extension has implemented an online process for those seeking private applicator pesticide licenses in light of the University of Wyoming suspending all in-person activities until May 15

  • The University of Wyoming Extension has suspended all in-person events and programming through May 15

  • BEAST morning programs (pickleball, open play), day programs (after-school programs, open gyms, clinics) and evening schedules (practices, leagues, open gyms, etc.) are canceled until further notice.

  • All K-12 classes in Laramie County School District 1 have been canceled from Monday, March 16, through at least Tuesday, April 7.

  • All K-12 classes in Laramie County School District 2 have been canceled from Monday, March 16, through at least Friday, April 3.

  • All extracurricular activities statewide have been canceled until April 6.

  • Closures for the following services at Laramie County Community College are effective immediately:

    • Children’s Discovery Center – closed through April 6
    • Dental Hygiene Clinic – closed through April 12
    • Recreation & Athletics Complex (RAC) – closed through May 15
    • Ludden Library – closed through May 15, though virtual services will still be available to students
    • All on-campus events scheduled through May 15 (including life enrichment and business trainings) on the LCCC campus and its locations will be postponed or canceled. (Note: The college will reassess these closures in early May and communicate any new information to students and the community. These closures follow Friday’s announcement that the college has extended spring break for students until March 31. Classes are currently scheduled to resume on April 1, though in a primarily online format.)

Government (and other public) facilities and meetings 

  • The scheduled public hearing regarding the May 31, 2017 First Amended Order of the State Engineer – Horse Creek Basin, on March 24 in the LaGrange Community Center at the Fairgrounds has been postponed. The hearing will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be suspending services for Vehicle Identification Number inspections until further notice.
  • The next meeting of the Wyoming Trails Advisory Council will be held at noon on March 24 via teleconference.

  • The Cheyenne Police Department’s front lobby will be closed until further notice.

  • The Wyoming Congressional Award Council has postponed the 2020 award recognition ceremony, scheduled to be held on April 5. The board plans to reschedule the event later this year.

  • The Laramie County Economic Development Joint Powers Board Meeting scheduled for 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 24 is now a conference call. Please call 712-451-0187 and use the passcode 512362.

  • Legal Aid of Wyoming is closed and open by appointment only. The hotline remains open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m Monday-Friday at 1-877-432-9955.

  • The Laramie County jail is canceling inmate visitation until further notice. It is also canceling any special programs within the jail. The Laramie County Sheriff's Department record division is also canceling fingerprinting services for job applications and concealed carry permits through March. If someone is renewing a concealed carry permit they can come into the department if they're healthy. The department will reevaluate its closure at he end of March. 
  • The Wyoming Legislature's Management Council meeting scheduled for March 26 to discuss interim topics has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

  • All Laramie County Library System facilities are closed through at least Friday, April 3, including Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, The Library Café, Burns Branch Library, Pine Bluffs Branch Library and the bookmobile.
  • The city of Cheyenne Municipal Building will be open for business, but access will be limited, and by appointment only. Citizens must call and obtain an appointment before being allowed access.
  • All public meetings or tours scheduled or unscheduled at Cheyenne Fire Rescue Stations and the department’s Training Complex have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Oral arguments are canceled at the Wyoming Supreme Court and at Laramie County District Court this week, meaning people such as spectators, friends and family members aren't allowed in courtrooms.
  • Laramie County Sheriff's Department suspended fingerprinting and processing concealed carry applications until further notice. 
  • Cheyenne Transit Authority buses will not run until further notice, however paratransit services will continue running as scheduled.
  • All programs, classes, sports leagues, gymnastics, buildings and childcare services offered through the Community Recreation and Events Department are canceled or closed for the next two weeks, with current plans to reopen March 30.
  • Large gravesite services at the city of Cheyenne cemetery complex are suspended and will be conducted the same way they would during inclement weather circumstances.
  • Parking garage restrooms are closed to the public.
  • Restrooms at city parks are closed to the public.
  • Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities buildings are closed to the public.
  • Kiwanis Community House is closed until further notice.

Military closures

F.E. Warren Air Force Base announced Monday that visitor access will only be granted for mission-essential visitors using the extended pass procedure through unit leadership and the Pass and ID office, which can be contacted at 307-773-1853. In addition, the following base facilities will be closed until further notice:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Fall Hall / Bowling Alley
  • Archery range
  • Higher Grounds (Airman Ministry Center)
  • Auto Hobby Shop
  • Museum
  • Base Pool
  • Teen’s Center Annex
  • Theater
  • Trail’s End
  • Chapel (worship services) & Chapel Community Center

Gate operations have also changed. These are the schedules until further notice:

  • Gate 1: Closed.
  • Gate 2: Normal 24-hour operations.
  • Gate 5: Open, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition, the commissary at F.E. Warren is making several changes to its hours and access requirements as a COVID-19 precautionary measure. Commissary hours have been adjusted to allow more time for restocking and cleaning. Effective Thursday, March 19, Early Bird Shopping has been discontinued. The new hours are as follows:

  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Effective Friday, March 20, 100% ID checks will be implemented at the entrance to the store. Only patrons with a valid identification card, CAC or other Department of Defense identification will be granted entrance to the store. All other visitors will be turned away if they do not have the above identification.

Sports, entertainment, church, nonprofit and other events and programs 

  • Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser in Cheyenne scheduled for April 4 has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date TBA. If you have a yellow ticket to attend, please save it for use at the future date once it is rescheduled.
  • All programming and events at Laramie County Library are canceled until May 31. 
  • The Cheyenne Civic Center is closed until further notice, and all shows through May are either canceled or postponed. Check www.cheyenneevents.org for details. 
  • Cheyenne Botanic Gardens (including the Paul Smith Children's Village and the Grand Conservatory) is closed until at least March 31, and all events are canceled through April 5. 
  • Cheyenne Ice and Events Center is closed – and all events are canceled – until at least April 1.
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church, located at 1908 Central Ave., is closed on Sunday mornings for now. It will be livestreaming both its 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. liturgies. Both will include a sermon. There was a livestreaming children's time at 9:15 a.m. The Facebook and YouTube links are: https://www.facebook.com/stmarkscheyenne/ and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCretha5Tjk9Ya0fory_Gr3g

  • The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is closed to the public until at least April 4 due to a shelter employee being exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. Only essential staff will be attending to the animals to provide daily care, medication and enrichment.
    Animal Control is available by calling 307-635-1453. Please make sure that your pet's collars and tags and microchips are up to date. Officers will do all they can to return animals directly to owners. If you have lost or found a pet, please connect with the Cheyenne Animal Shelter After Hours Lost and Found Hotline at 307-214-4779 or on their Facebook page by the same name.
    Those who ABSOLUTELY need to surrender an animal should leave a message at 307-632-6655 and an employee working remotely will respond within the day to determine the best course of action. Please do not attempt to surrender your animal without calling first, as an employee may not be available to assist.
    To help get more animals out of the shelter, volunteers who are willing to foster the animals currently in our care are asked to contact Bri Mathewson at bmathewson@caswy.org.

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church will now be live-streaming both the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday liturgies from here on out at www.facebook.com/stmarkscheyenne.
  • The First Presbyterian Church building is closed for meetings and worship. To listen to sermons, go online to firstprescheyenne.org.
  • The State Employees Retirement Group Board has canceled its next meeting, originally scheduled for Monday, April 13.
  • The Cheyenne Knights of Columbus Lenten Dinner originally scheduled for Friday, March 27, is canceled.
  • The 12th Annual Bunco Games Fundraiser for the Junior Women's Club, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at the Moose Lodge, is canceled.
  • The Child Bite/Today is the Day concert originally scheduled for Friday, March 27 at Ernie November has been canceled.
  • Both Frontier 9 and Capitol 12 movie theaters are closed until further notice.
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be canceling worship services on March 22 and 29. Instead, they'll offer online worshiping services available at Cheyennechristian.com as well as on its Facebook page.
  • Highlands United Presbyterian Church has decided to suspend its worship services and other gatherings. Pastor Rodger McDaniel said worship and other activities will resume when public health experts determine it is safe to do so. Any questions should be sent to Rev. McDaniel at rmc81448@gmail.com.
  • Meals on Wheels buildings are closed to the general public and volunteer drivers until further notice. Meal deliveries will continue using new procedures to limit contact between clients and volunteer drivers.
  • The Snowy Range Ski Area is now closed for the season.
  • All AARP Driver Safety Classes are canceled until May 1.
  • All Diocese of Cheyenne Masses are canceled (but parish offices will remain open).
  • All AARP Foundation Tax-Aide tax preparation services at all sites are canceled until further notice.
  • All in-person portions of the presidential Democratic caucus are canceled.
  • All University of Wyoming athletics competitions are canceled.
  • The City Youth Basketball tournament, originally scheduled for March 28-29 across Cheyenne, is canceled.
  • All Grace For 2 Brothers Mental Health March events, Gun Lock Project deliveries, trainings, resource fairs, school presentations, volunteer hours, etc. are canceled until further notice.
  • All Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce gatherings scheduled through April 3 are canceled.

Postponed, relocated or suspended events 

  • The Rick Ewig: Bribery & Corruption in Cheyenne During WWII lecture originally scheduled for March 26 at Laramie County Community College is postponed.
  • The Cheyenne Gaming Convention, originally scheduled for April 18-19 at Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, has been postponed until April 2021.
  • The League of Women Voters' Making Democracy Work award ceremony honoring Kathy Wright that was originally scheduled for April 1 has been postponed.
  • 24th Annual “Chocolate Indulgence” Fundraiser, originally scheduled for April 3 at Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, will be rescheduled at a later date.
  • The 2020 Fridays in the Asher concert series has been postponed indefinitely.

Businesses

  • Black Hills Energy announced Thursday that it is temporarily suspending nonpayment disconnections for customers. Customers in hardship situations are encouraged to visit www.blackhillsenergy.com to explore options to assist in hardship situations. Also, customers who have had a fever, dry cough or been diagnosed with the virus in the last 48 hours are asked to consider postponing non-emergency service calls. Crews will continue to respond to all emergency calls, and will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and following health practices as recommended by the CDC and other health organizations.
  • Peak Wellness Center is expanding telehealth services to continue to provide uninterrupted care for clients in its coverage areas. While all of its offices and services are still open and operating at full capacity, telehealth enables clients to receive care in a way that is most comfortable and appropriate for their individual needs, and that reduces contact as advised by leading health authorities. Lobbies also have been re-arranged to ensure a safer distance between clients at the front desk and waiting room areas.

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