Wyoming U. S. Senator John Barrasso Monday told Wyotoday.com and the Wind River Radio Network that he understands that Fremont County residents staying at home want to go to work. “You know that and I know that,” he said. “but the Government is telling them to stay at home. At the same time it’s important that the government do what needs to be done to provide relief and rescue from the standpoint of medical equipment to hospitals and individuals so they have what they need. Also, from the financial standpoint, small businesses in Fremont County and across Wyoming are finding themselves in a pinch. The government has the responsibility since the government told them not to open, to do what’s necessary so they have payroll and get paid.”
Barrasso said he hoped the number of testing supplies can be increased in the state. “My goal is to get more tests and get everyone tested so they could be out there doing other things and helping others,” he said. At the same time, Barrasso said it’s important for folks with symptoms to stay at home. “Nobody is immune to this virus. We need to take care of ourselves and make sure it doesn’t spread,” he said.
Finally, Wyoming’s Junior Senator said relief is on the way. “In one sense the relief package passed in Congress took too long, and in another sense it marked the first time Congress has acted so fast in years,” he said. “Until we get this disease beyond us, the economy won’t be able to take off the way it was going gangbusters a month ago.”