Coronavirus In Wyoming: Resources & News
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The Latest News On COVID-19 In Wyoming
Updated 5:25 p.m. MDT 3/29/2020
There are now 87 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Wyoming. Fremont County confirmed two new cases and Sublette County reported its first confirmed case on Saturday. Natrona County also reported an additional confirmed case on Sunday evening, bringing its total to nine.
Fremont County has 23 cases, while Laramie County has 19. Several counties are reporting multiple cases: Teton County 14; Sheridan County six; Johnson County five; and Carbon County three. Albany, Campbell, Converse, Goshen, Park, Sublette, Sweetwater and Washakie Counties each have one confirmed case.
As of Sunday, March 29, the Wyoming Department of Health says the Wyoming Public Health Lab has completed 1,204 tests.
Commercial labs reported completing 436 tests, and one test was completed by the CDC. The department reports that 20 people have recovered from the virus. There have been no deaths.
(Commercial labs are required to report positive test results to WDH; negative results are not reported consistently.)
Governor Mark Gordon has supported a statewide order issued by the state health officer prohibiting gatherings of 10 people or more in a single room or confined space. The order does provide some exemptions.
The order supplements a statewide order issued March 19 that closed bars, restaurants, theaters, gymnasiums, some child care facilities and schools. Many restaurants remain open with carry out, delivery and drive thru service only.
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.
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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