Articles from the April 2, 2020 edition
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Governor, State Health Officer extend statewide Public Health Orders through April 30
CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 30 to slow community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect lives. The Governor... Full story
The News Editorial: Time for personal responsibility
Two weeks ago life changed for many people and many business in Wyoming when Governor Mark Gordon and the state’s health officer issued orders closing schools (except distance learning options) businesses including museums, theaters, pools,... Full story
Helicopter project provides unique opportunities for local businessmen
WORLAND - An old helicopter that was sitting useless in Tucson, Arizona, made its way to Worland, Wyoming, last October, and finally found its new resting place in Maryland earlier this month at...
Businesses adjust to life with COVID-19
By GEORGE HORVATH WORLAND – As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues and statewide orders on gatherings and businesses extended, everyday life in Wyoming has changed. Last Friday, Governor Mark Gordon and state Health Officer... Full story
Greear announces run for re-election, looks back on budget session
WORLAND — State Rep. Mike Greear announced this week that he will be seeking another term as the House District 27 representative. Greear said that while the State Senate District 20 seat is open with Wyatt Agar (R-Thermopolis) announcing he would...
City asks people to not use toilet as trash can
WORLAND — While having improper things flushed through the City of Worland’s sewer system has been an ongoing issue, the number of items has increased over the past few weeks. One theory on the increase is people improvising when toilet paper...
School districts transition to distance learning
WASHAKIE COUNTY – Both Worland and Ten Sleep are beginning their transitions toward an online curriculum to accommodate social distancing guidelines that required schools to be shut down due to the...
UPDATES FROM Washakie County Public Health Officer
UPDATE FOR APRIL 2ND FROM THE WASHAKIE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER There are 137 confirmed Covid-19 infections in Wyoming with only 1 attributed to Washakie County. Washakie county has performed 24 tests with 19 returned as negative and 5 with... Full story
Statewide Survey Shows Serious Impacts, Deep Concern for Coronavirus
LARAMIE - Nearly one-third of Wyomingites say they or immediate family members have been laid off or lost their jobs due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center... Full story
Department of Health Offers Testing Information Update
Because of testing supply issues, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) will be limiting testing available through the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the department’s established priority patients and... Full story
Wyoming COVID news from around the state, state lab limits testing
Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Wyoming’s coronavirus case count grew to 162 on Friday morning, an increase of nine from the previous day. The Wyoming Health Department announced that as of 10 a.m. Friday, nine new cases were reporte... Full story
WDA and WLSB Release Guidance for Livestock Markets
CHEYENNE (APRIL 2, 2020) - Today, the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) and Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) released COVID-19 virus guidance for livestock markets as they are exempt from the Statewide Public Health Order Continuation on... Full story
Support for Your Children During Stressful Times
With coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) impacting many aspects of daily life, the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) wants residents to remember children and parents need additional support and understanding during times of increased... Full story
Commissioner, council meetings Tuesday to be conducted remotely
WASHAKIE COUNTY — The Washakie County Commissioners, City of Worland and Town of Ten Sleep will all be conducting their regular meetings tomorrow (Tuesday). In order to follow COVID-19 guidelines requiring social distancing and limiting gatherings... Full story
Targeted Use of Personal Face Coverings Recommended for Wyoming Residents
With new national recommendations encouraging the targeted use of personal face coverings due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official is updating residents on why using them at key times... Full story