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 By Nick Reynolds    News    April 9, 2020

State's jobless fund among strongest; study finds it could sustain current claim levels for 321 weeks

CASPER — As record numbers of workers across the United States are forced to apply for unemployment benefits as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, workers in Wyoming can rest somewhat reassured that the state’s unemployment fund is among the nati... Full story

 
 By Isabella Alves    News    April 9, 2020

Woman files lawsuit against Cheyenne school district over handling of student-teacher relationship

CHEYENNE – Laramie County School District 1 is being sued for its handling of a sexual relationship between a student and a teacher. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on March 31 against the district by the sexual assault survivor. The... Full story

 

Officials expect COVID-19 surge in early May

GILLETTE — So far during the coronavirus pandemic in Campbell County, eight of the 11 people who been confirmed positive for coronavirus have recovered. No one has been hospitalized because of COVID-19 yet. But the worst is yet to come, especially... Full story

 

Economic comeback from virus effects 'fairly long process,' says state legislator

RIVERTON — Wyoming’s recovery from the economic fallout caused by coronavirus will depend on mindset, says State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander. “It’ll be hard to come back fast, and it’ll be a fairly long process,” said Case, who has a... Full story

 

CDC Team Deployed to Wyoming to Supplement Existing Efforts

With a goal of supplementing the ongoing work of the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a “Community Protection Initiative” team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has... Full story

 

Hospitalized Laramie County man dies from COVID-19

Wyoming’s Second Coronavirus-Related Death Confirmed The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing the death of a hospitalized Laramie County man previously identified as a laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case. The... Full story

 

Maverik, Inc. Customer Wins $870,470 From WyoLotto

Maverik, Inc. Customer Wins $870,470 From WyoLotto Winning ticket is sold at Douglas, Wyoming Maverik Douglas, WY (April 15, 2020)– One lucky Maverik Inc. customer recently won $870,470 on April... Full story

 

Nonprofits call for a moratorium on evictions

CASPER — As the executive director of homelessness advocacy group Family Promise of Cheyenne, Lori Kempter knew all too well how vulnerable people can be, even in the days before the COVID-19 outbreak. Running the sole homeless shelter for families... Full story

 

Wyoming's vulnerable face battle for subsidy; low-income residents need internet, bank to get aid payment

CHEYENNE – Last month, Congress passed a historic $2 trillion stimulus package that grants all single Americans (whose annual income is $75,000 or less) a one-time, non-taxed payment of $1,200. Married couples in the same position will receive... Full story

 
 By Leo Wolfson    COVID-19    April 9, 2020

CDC recommends various ways to make, wear face masks

CODY — The Centers for Disease Control is now recommending people cover their faces with cloth during the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many materials and fabrics existing, it can feel a little overwhelming to know what to use and not to use. The CDC... Full story

 

Emails show state hesitated on orders despite Teton County's urgent pleas

JACKSON — Since early March the county’s top health official has been begging the state to support his restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus in Teton County. Emails obtained by the News&Guide through the Wyoming Public Records Act show... Full story

 

FROM WYOFILE: Employers face worker-safety challenges during pandemic

With many employees still reporting for work during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers may have to adopt new measures to comply with regulations requiring safe workplaces. Employers have an obligation to protect workers from “recognized hazards that... Full story

 

Debate over distancing orders heats up as doctors await surge

Debate in Wyoming is increasing over whether Gov. Mark Gordon closing some businesses but stopping short of a stay-at-home order is inadequate or a threat to liberty, even as a top doctor contends a hospital surge is still on the horizon. The growth... Full story

 

Governor Gordon instructs state agencies to prepare for COVID-19 budget impacts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – As Wyoming continues to experience the direct and indirect fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mark Gordon has instructed all state agency directors to identify opportunities to immediately reduce spending. This is... Full story

 

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