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  • Officials reexamine guidelines, decline mandates as Delta variant spreads

    Joel Funk, WyoFile.com|Aug 5, 2021

    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 slow the virus’ spread. Wyoming appears to be in a “new, concerning” phase of the pandemic, the Department of Health announced Wednesday, as the highly-contagious Delta variant is now dominant. “National estimates right now are that about 92% of the virus infections in Wyoming and in our region are... Full story

  • COVID-19 Status Changing in Wyoming Due to Delta Variant

    Jul 29, 2021

    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 Delta variant is dominant in Wyoming right now, with most new cases in the state likely linked to the variant. “After months of relatively stable case numbers we have recently seen a sharp increase in most areas of the state,” she said. “We are deeply concerned. The Delta variant has really changed... Full story

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

    Jul 29, 2021

    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 districts to implement mask mandates. “Wyoming was first in the nation in having a safe and successful in-person school year last year,” Governor Gordon said. “My focus is on supporting local school boards as they take into account conditions in their community and work to assure students learn safely... Full story

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  • Statewide Public Health Orders Reach Expected Final Phase

    May 20, 2021

    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, which affected indoor events of more than 500 people, is now eliminated. Mask use and physical distancing requirements in statewide public health order #1 related to K-12 schools will remain through May 31, while the same requirements for colleges are immediately eliminated. An extension of statewide... Full story

  • Statewide Public Health Orders to Remain in Place

    May 13, 2021

    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. Indoor events of more than 500 people may be held at 50 percent of venue capacity with specific mask protocols for large indoor events. WDH recommends masks in indoor public places for people who aren’t fully vaccinated when common-sense physical distancing cannot be maintained among those who don... Full story

  • County has access to all three approved COVID-19 vaccines

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Apr 29, 2021

    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 cases are Weston and Niobrara. Washakie County has had a total 704 COVID-19 lab-confirmed cases since the pandemic began over a year ago. In the Big Horn Basin, Hot Springs County has one active case, as of Tuesday, Big Horn County has three and Park County has 10. (See the full list of active cases a...

  • Statewide Public Health Orders Continued

    Apr 22, 2021

    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 remain. Indoor events of more than 500 people may be held at 50 percent of venue capacity with specific mask protocols for large indoor events. WDH recommends masks in indoor public places when common-sense physical distancing cannot be maintained among people who don’t live in the same household. Est...

  • Lawsuit seeks to halt health orders

    Leo Wolfson, Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 4, 2021

    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 health officers, State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist, Gov. Mark Gordon, and Wyoming Department of Health Director Michael Ceballos as defendants. The injunction asserts the state is guilty of multiple violations to the Wyoming and United States Constitutions in its application of data containing inf... Full story

  • Governor Gordon Announces Removal of Statewide Mask Requirement Effective March 16

    Mar 4, 2021

    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 health metrics and is consistent with the Governor’s approach of balancing public health with protecting livelihoods. Wyoming has seen a declining number of active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and has seen significant success rolling out the vaccine, with the state’s most vulnerable residen... Full story

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  • Fifteen More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

    Feb 11, 2021

    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 state’s total based on official death certificate information and location of permanent residence. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a death, those deaths are not included in the WDH count. • An adult Converse County woman died last month. She was hos... Full story

  • Health Orders Eased as COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Continue

    Jan 21, 2021

    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 outdoor gatherings as the state continues to make progress in its fight against COVID-19. Beginning on January 26, indoor gatherings that incorporate social distancing and face coverings are permitted for up to 25 percent of capacity or 250 persons, and outdoor gatherings of up to 500 persons. “Wy... Full story

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

    Jan 14, 2021

    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 suggests exposure to the virus variant occurred locally. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, said the department is not surprised and expected the variant would be found in Wyoming at some point. “It is not unusual for variants to emerge with viruses and that’s been happen... Full story

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

    Jan 14, 2021

    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 November. He had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19. • An adult Big Horn County woman died in December. She had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19. • An older adu... Full story

  • Twenty-five More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

    Jan 7, 2021

    Twenty-five more 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 Jan. 7. Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s total based on official death certificate information and location of permanent residence. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a death, those deaths are not included in the WDH count. An older adult Campbell County woman died late l... Full story

  • 33 More COVID-Related Deaths Confirmed; 3 in Washakie County

    Dec 31, 2020

    Thirty-three more 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 Dec. 31 release.. An older adult Big Horn County man died earlier this month. He was a resident of a long-term care facility in another state; it’s unclear whether he had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19. An older adult Big Horn County man died earlier this month. He was a resident of a... Full story

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