In accordance with Centers for Disease Control recommendations, the brontosaurus statue at the Crowheart Store is now wearing a mask. 

Though masks were not initially recommended for everyone to battle the coronavirus outbreak, the CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as gas stations. 

Gov. Mark Gordon, State Health Officer Alexia Harrist and other health officials also tout the use of masks in Wyoming. 

“We want you to stay home and away from other people as much as possible,” Harrist said in an April 6 press release. “But if and when you do need to go out into the community, this is an extra voluntary measure CDC is suggesting to help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.”

Though its use of a face mask may be exemplary, the dinosaur is a poor role model of social distancing: it should certainly not be so close to the Easter Bunny.

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Katie Klingsporn

Katie Klingsporn is WyoFile's managing editor. She is a journalist and word geek who has been writing about life in the West for 15 years. Her pieces have appeared in Adventure Journal, National Geographic...

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