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Alcohol sales in Wyoming increased in 2020

GILLETTE — The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched on for more than a year now, greatly disrupting lives everywhere.

One byproduct of the pandemic is that Americans are drinking more. Alcohol sales are up across the country and in Wyoming.

The Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming has an ongoing survey that has examined alcohol consumption during the pandemic.

WYSAC’s early results look at the first months of the state of emergency declaration in Wyoming and show that increased sales correlated with increased use of alcohol in those early months of the pandemic.