Coronavirus In Wyoming: Resources & News
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The Latest News On COVID-19 In Wyoming
Updated 10:40 a.m. MDT 3/26/2020
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming has reached 53. Laramie County numbers continue to climb with two new cases tying it with Fremont for the highest confirmed cases with 14.
Teton County now has 7 cases and Johnson County reported its first case.
Natrona County has 6 cases with multiple cases also in Carbon and Sheridan counties.
Additionally, Albany, Campbell, Park and Sweetwater have reported one confirmed case each.
As of 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory completed 865 tests for COVID-19. There are 239 tests reported by commercial labs, though negative test results are not reported consistently. The Centers for Disease Control completed one test.
(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 order begins Wednesday, March 25, and lasts until April 3.
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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