A message from Sublette County Public Health Officer Dr. Brendan Fitzsimmons: We would like to address the possibility of allowing exception to Statewide order #3 (Temporary closure of Nail salons, hair salons, barber shops, Massage parlors, tattoo, body art, and piercing shops, and cosmetology, electrology, and esthetic services). We are working diligently to address Statewide orders 1 and 2. We have been working on a detailed process to keep shop owners, and our citizens of Sublette County safe and healthy during this COVID-19 Pandemic. We want to do everything that we feel we can to help people get back to work, while keeping our community safe. The application process will be very detailed, with strict safety guidelines and monitoring protocols in place. Applications must also be approved on a case by case basis locally by the County Health Officer and signed off on by the State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist. Simply applying for exception does not automatically grant an exception. A detailed statement explaining the entire process to apply for an exception will be made during our Wednesday Facebook update once we have received clearance from the State Health Officer, Dr. Alexia Harrist. It is our hope that we will begin to accept applications for exception this Friday April, 24th, 2020 and begin processing those applications on Monday, April 27th, 2020. We may not need to have this process in place if the State Health Officer and the Governor decide to lift the statewide orders on May 1st. However, we would like to have a plan in place to allow businesses to open if those orders are not lifted at that time. Please continue to follow our Facebook pages, Pinedale Online, and our sublettewycovid.com website for further information on any changes to current statewide health orders.