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COVID UPDATE: Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 Wyoming ends week with increase of 129 active COVID cases

By The Wyoming News Exchange Wyoming ended the week on Friday with an increase of 129 in its number of active coronavirus cases, according to state Health Department figures. Figures from the Health... Full story

 
 By Joel Funk    COVID-19    August 5, 2021

Officials reexamine guidelines, decline mandates as Delta variant spreads

Circumstances have changed with the COVID-19 Delta variant’s incursion into Wyoming, health experts say, prompting officials to issue new recommendations and many to ask whether more needs to be done to increase the state’s vaccination rate and... Full story

 

COVID-19 Status Changing in Wyoming Due to Delta Variant

Wyoming’s fight against COVID-19 appears to be entering a new, concerning phase due to the Delta variant, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, said the... Full story

 

Governor Will Not Issue Mask Mandate, Stresses Local Control in Safe Return to School

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Eager to see another successful school year, Governor Mark Gordon is committed to standing behind local school districts as they make decisions on how students can return to the classroom safely. The Governor will not require... Full story

 

Statewide Public Health Orders Reach Expected Final Phase

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing the likely final phase for statewide public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the immediate removal of one of the two remaining orders. Statewide public health order #2,... Full story

 

Statewide Public Health Orders to Remain in Place

Wyoming’s statewide COVID-19 public health orders will remain in place through the end of the month, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Mask use and physical distancing requirements related to educational institutions remain.... Full story

 

County has access to all three approved COVID-19 vaccines

WORLAND — On Tuesday, according to Wyoming Department of Health information, Washakie County was one of only three counties with zero active COVID-19 cases. The other two counties with zero active...

 

Statewide Public Health Orders Continued

Wyoming’s two remaining COVID-19 statewide public health orders are being continued again for two more weeks, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Mask use and physical distancing requirements related to educational institutions... Full story

 
 By Leo Wolfson    COVID-19    March 4, 2021

Lawsuit seeks to halt health orders

CODY — A lawsuit against Park County’s public health officer and the governor seeks to immediately stop all current state COVID-19 health order restrictions. A declaratory injunction has been filed in Johnson County that includes all Wyoming... Full story

 

Governor Gordon Announces Removal of Statewide Mask Requirement Effective March 16

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced Wyoming will remove its statewide mask requirement and allow bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms to resume normal operations on March 16. The decision reflects the state’s continually improving... Full story

 

Fifteen More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

Fifteen more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) release on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the... Full story

 

Health Orders Eased as COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Continue

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced that health orders are continuing to ease, reflecting improvement in Wyoming’s COVID-19 situation since the beginning of December. The latest change is to increase attendance limits for indoor and... Full story

 

First COVID-19 "UK Variant" Case Identified in Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH)) today confirmed the state’s first case of the “UK variant,” or B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant, has been identified in a Teton County adult male. While further investigation is ongoing, early information suggest... Full story

 

28 Added COVID-Related Deaths Confirmed, 1 in Washakie County

Twenty-eight added coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), according to a release on Tuesday. An adult Albany County man died in... Full story

 

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