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  • Bars, Restaurants Can Resume Late Night Service After Decline in COVID-19 Hospitalizations

    Dec 31, 2020

    CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon has announced a return to normal operating hours for bars and restaurants, praising the response by Wyomingites that has resulted in a decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations around the state. Effective January 9, updated health orders permit bars and restaurants to resume onsite consumption from 10 pm to 5 am. The updated orders also allow gyms to increase the number of participants in group fitness classes from 10 to 25. “Thank you to the people of Wyoming who recognized the strain on their hospitals and hea... Full story

  • 2 More COVID-Related Deaths confirmed in Washakie County, 26 statewide

    Dec 31, 2020

    Twenty-six 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 Tuesday, Dec. 5.. An older adult Albany County woman died last month. She was hospitalized; it’s unclear whether she had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19. An older adult Big Horn County woman died late last month. She was a resident of a local long-term care facility and had h... Full story

  • 32 COVID-Related Wyoming Deaths Confirmed; 4 each in BHC and Washakie County

    Dec 24, 2020

    Thirty-two 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 Monday, Dec. 28. An older adult Big Horn County woman died earlier this month. She was hospitalized, was a resident of a local long-term care facility and 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 local... Full story

  • Dec 18, 2020

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  • 23 Coronavirus-Related Wyoming Deaths Confirmed Dec. 17

    Dec 17, 2020

    Twenty-three coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) in their report Thursday, Dec. 17. An older adult Converse County man died within the last week. He was hospitalized and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19. • An older adult Converse County man died last month. He was hospitalized and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of s... Full story

  • 22 COVID-related deaths reported Tuesday, 1 in Washakie County

    Dec 17, 2020

    Twenty-two 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 Tuesday, Dec. 22. • An older adult Campbell County woman died earlier this month. She was a resident of a local long-term care facility and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19. • An older adult Campbell County man died earlier this month. He was hospitalized in another sta... Full story

  • WDH reports 7 More Coronavirus-Related Wyoming Deaths Confirmed on Tuesday

    Dec 10, 2020

    Seven more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported on Tuesday, Dec. 15. An older adult Campbell County man died earlier this month. He was a resident of a local long-term care facility and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19. An older adult Campbell County man died earlier this month. He was a resident of a local long-term care facility; it’s u... Full story

  • Twenty-seven Wyoming Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

    Dec 3, 2020

    Twenty-seven more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s total based on official death certificate information. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count. An adult Campbell County man died late last month. He had health conditions recognized as putting patie... Full story

  • New governor orders include statewide mask mandate, limited hours for bars and restaurants

    Dec 3, 2020

    Increase in Deaths and Challenges to Hospital Capacity lead to New Actions to Fight Virus Governor pushes effort so businesses stay open and local authority respected CHEYENNE, Wyo. – With Wyoming hospitals seeing record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients and rising deaths, Governor Mark Gordon has announced a new approach that protects the public and keeps schools and businesses open. This involves requiring face coverings in certain indoor public settings in all counties, reducing group sizes, and reducing hours of businesses where C... Full story

  • Nov 19, 2020

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  • 21 Wyoming Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed today; 12 from long-term care facilities

    Nov 19, 2020

    Twenty-one more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) in a press release on Thursday. An older adult Albany County woman died earlier last month. It’s unclear whether the woman was hospitalized; she was a resident of a local long-term care facility and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19. An older adult Big Horn County woman died late last month. She was n... Full story

  • Governor Reduces Gathering Sizes with new orders

    Nov 19, 2020

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In response to rising cases of COVID-19 and increasing strains on medical facilities, Governor Mark Gordon announced additional statewide measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19, ease the pressure on Wyoming’s healthcare system and preserve the viability of the state’s economy. The new health orders issued by the State Health Officer will take effect on November 24. There are no business closures included in the new orders. They reduce the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings. These are part of a series of measures the s... Full story

  • Nov 19, 2020

    The letter in PDF form was written from the Washakie County Commissioners to all Washakie County residents. It will also be published in its entirety in this week's Northern Wyoming News....  PDF

  • County Health Officers request statewide Mask Mandate

    Nov 12, 2020

    In a letter to Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, 21 of 23 county health officers have requested a statewide mask mandate. The letter was dates Nov. 12 and states that the county health officers are "united in recommending a statewide mask ordinance with the hope of preventing more death and disease from COVID-19 among our Wyoming citizens." Governor Gordon said today that he has extended all health orders for one week only. Said they are considering the next action and they will be "more restrictive." He said everything is on the table including a... Full story

  • 17More Wyoming Coronavirus-Related Deaths reported Saturday

    Nov 12, 2020

    Seventeen more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count. Death certificate confirmation timing is inconsistent. • An older adult Albany Count...

  • 11Wyoming Coronavirus-Related Deaths Added to State Count

    Nov 12, 2020

    Eleven coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed and added to the state’s count, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), who reported the deaths in a release on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.. Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s total based on official death certificate information. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count. Timing of death certificat... Full story

  • Nine More Wyoming Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

    Nov 5, 2020

    Nine more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) who reported on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information and the location of the person’s permanent residence. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s coun... Full story

  • Thirteen Added Wyoming Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

    Nov 5, 2020

    Thirteen added coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths. Timing for death certificate confirmation is incon... Full story

  • Governor to Bring Additional Medical Personnel to Wyoming for COVID Response

    Nov 5, 2020

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming hospitals are seeing a drastic spike in COVID-19 cases and report that the main concern at this time is having adequate staffing. In response, Governor Mark Gordon is utilizing $10 million in CARES Act funds to bring additional medical personnel to the state to alleviate the strain on hospitals and Wyoming health care professionals. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has partnered with the Wyoming Hospital Association to bring in temporary medical personnel to address the surge in hospitalizations that has occurred...

  • Ten More Wyoming Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

    Oct 29, 2020

    Ten more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported in a news release Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information and the location of the person’s permanent residence. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyomi... Full story

  • Gov. Gordon quarantining after possible COVID exposure

    Oct 29, 2020

    Statement from the Governor's Office on Governor Gordon's Potential COVID-19 Exposure CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The office of Governor Mark Gordon has issued the following statement about the Governor's potential COVID-19 exposure: Governor Gordon was informed today that he had a potential exposure to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The possible exposure occurred at a meeting where all attendees took precautionary measures, including the wearing of masks for the entirety of the meeting. After he was notified, the Governor took a rapid t... Full story

  • State reports 6 more COVID-related deaths

    Oct 29, 2020

    Six more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) in a release on Tuesday. Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths. • An older adult Converse County... Full story

  • State reports 12 new COVID-related deaths; 2 from BHC

    Oct 29, 2020

    Twelve more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), who reported the deaths in release on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths.... Full story

  • Football game in virus hotspot stokes health experts' frustrations

    Andrew Graham- Mike Vanata - Katie Klingsporn, wyofile.com|Oct 29, 2020

    As Wyoming’s COVID-19 problem continued to worsen last week, sports fans visited the state’s most infected community — Laramie — for a football game. It was the University of Wyoming’s first home game of the season and the Cowboys delivered, trouncing the University of Hawaii 31-7. What the event might do to the COVID-19 scoreboard, however, remains to be seen. For some, the event was emblematic of a disconnect between the record-breaking virus spread in Wyoming and state officials’ reluctance to enact health orders to stem the tide. “It is gro... Full story

  • COVID cases continue to rise; free home testing now available

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Oct 22, 2020

    WORLAND — Eleven students from Worland schools are out on quarantine this week, according to Business Manager Jack Stott. Stott emphasized that none of those quarantines were a result of school attendance. He noted that last week the district also had one staff member test positive for COVID-19. “They had been on site for 1-plus days when they might have been infectious. Contact tracing did not indicate that anyone needed to be quarantined, primarily because of proper social distancing and wea...

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