The governor said “all things are on the table,” when asked what the new measures might include.

The new message came during a press conference in Cheyenne where Gordon raised his voice several times and began by telling residents he was angry and concerned.

For months, Gordon has pushed residents to practice personal responsibility and championed Wyoming’s neighborly reputation. He has previously declined to support additional state-level restrictions and instead has deferred those decisions to local authorities.

But he changed tack Friday, acknowledging for the first time that the approach hasn’t worked to reduce virus transmissions across Wyoming.

“We’ve relied on people to be responsible and they’re being irresponsible,” he said. “If I can’t rely on you, we’re going to have to do something else.”