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Wyoming News Briefs March 12

UW asks for self-quarantines after travel LARAMIE (WNE) — In an email sent to University of Wyoming employees and students Wednesday evening, UW Acting President Neil Theobald asked members of the campus community to self-quarantine for 14 days... Full story


Wyoming's First Coronavirus Case Reported

Wyoming’s First Coronavirus Reported Lab testing at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory has identified the first known case of a state resident with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Dr....


State basketball tournament shut down

The Northern Wyoming News has received a report from Worland High School Activities Director Mark Mortimer that the 3A/4A State Basketball Championships have been cancelled. The Wyoming State Speech Meet has also been cancelled. Per the Wyoming High... Full story


UW Extends Spring Break to Prepare for Online Instruction, If Necessary

The University of Wyoming has extended its spring break by one week in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19. In a message to the UW community today (Thursday), Acting President... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 12, 2020

Washakie County recommends large gatherings be cancelled

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. In a letter to parents, Washakie County 4-H Educator Amber Armajo wrote, “From now through the end of month, March 31, all face-to-face 4-H activities are postponed or must use... Full story


Level 2 Health Alert issued in Big Horn County

BIG HORN COUNTY — At 11 p.m. Thursday night, Big Horn County Health Officer has issued a LEVEL 2 health alert. The Big Horn County Public Health Officer Dr. David Fairbanks has been collaborating with Wyoming state and federal agencies to... Full story


Governor Gordon signs Emergency Declaration

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon signed an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency in Wyoming today in response to the nationwide coronavirus pandemic. The proactive measure allows the Governor to more quickly activate the Wyoming... Full story


New Case Added to Wyoming's Coronavirus Total

Lab testing at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory has identified the second known case in the state with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH)....


Wyoming's Coronavirus Total Up to Three

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has been notified of the third known case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among state residents. The patient is an adult male Sheridan County resident who is linked to a previously identified Sheridan... Full story


BREAKING NEWS MARCH 15 -Governor, State. Supt. recommend school closures

Governor Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow issue a recommendation on school closures CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Due to the unprecedented circumstances facing our state, Governor Mark Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow recommend that... Full story


COVID-19 Cases Increase 1 in Park County

Update 9 p.m. March 17, 2020 Four More Wyoming Coronavirus Cases Found Testing at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory has identified three additional reported cases in the state of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Wyoming Depart... Full story


Banner Health implementing new visitor restrictions

Restrictions to go into effect 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, at all Banner hospitals PHOENIX (March 18, 2020) – To create a safe and secure environment for our patients and our health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, visitors will no long... Full story


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