Coronavirus In Wyoming: Resources & News
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The Latest News On COVID-19 In Wyoming
Updated 5:45 p.m. 4/3/2020
There are now 166 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Wyoming, with Carbon and Laramie counties reporting additional cases on Friday.
Laramie County leads the state with 40 confirmed cases, followed by Teton County with 32 and Fremont County with 27. Carbon County reported one additional confirmed case, raising its total to 4.
Nine other counties are reporting several confirmed cases: Albany County four; Campbell County six; Converse County three; Goshen County two; Johnson County eight; Natrona County 21; Sheridan County ten; Sweetwater County three; and Washakie County two.
Sublette, Uinta, and Park Counties each have one confirmed case.
As of Friday, April 3, the Wyoming Department of Health said the Wyoming Public Health Lab has completed 2,034 tests.
Commercial labs reported completing 905 tests, and one test was completed by the CDC. The department reports that 37 people have recovered from the virus. There have been no deaths in Wyoming.
(Commercial labs are required to report positive test results to WDH; negative results are not reported consistently.)
Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Doctor Alexia Harrist are extending three statewide orders that intend to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The orders include closing schools and other public places like restaurants and bars, prohibiting groups of 10 or more from gathering in a confined space, including the outdoors through the end of April.
The governor issued a new directive that requires any person coming into Wyoming from another state or country to immediately self-quarantine for two weeks. Any visitors to the state for less than 14 days, will need to self-isolate for their entire stay. State officials say they hope this directive will discourage out of state visitor during the pandemic.
The state of Wyoming issued an order to close all non-essential personal services. The closure applies to cosmetology services including nail salons and barber shops. It will also affect massage parlors, tattoo, body art and piercing shops.
Many restaurants remain open with carry out, delivery and drive thru service only.
The prohibition does not apply to gatherings at private residences, hotels and motels for lodging purposes, government facilities and businesses, grocery stores and retail or business establishments that can provide adequate social distance spacing of 6 feet or more. Healthcare facilities are also exempt, as are long-term care and assisted living facilities that are complying with Wyoming Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control directives.
Wyoming Public Media would like to thank and recognize all health care workers, doctors, nurses and care givers during the global pandemic.
News & Updates:
- Wyoming Department of Health
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Updates
- World Health Organization Coronavirus Updates
- NPR Coronavirus Coverage
- NPR's podcast Coronavirus Daily
- Wyoming Coronavirus Mutual Aid & Resource Page
- Wyoming PBS
- When And How To Wash Your Hands
- CDC U.S. Map
- Johns Hopkins World Map
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