Gov. Mark Gordon announced the lifting of the statewide mask requirement and limitations on bars, gyms and restaurants on March 16, though people are still encouraged to follow safety recommendations. Sweetwater County has some of the highest COVID-19 numbers in the state, and health officials say those interested in vaccination should call 307-922-5390 to see if they qualify. After being sanctioned as a high school sport in 2019, softball practice began in Rock Springs on Monday. The team's first home game will be on Friday, March 26.