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NWN office closing to public; employees still working, available via phone and email

Due to COVID-19 Concerns the Northern Wyoming News is closing its office to the general public effective immediately.

General manager Karla Pomeroy said, “Our employees will still be working and available to answer your advertising, subscription and editorial needs. We may be reached via telephone at 347-3241 or via the staff emails during regular business hours.”

She added, “We are taking these precautions to protect our employees, our customers and the residents of Washakie County. With many businesses adjusting hours or having to close under Thursday’s state order by Governor Mark Gordon we feel we should do our part as well to help stop the spread.”

“Our staff will also be available for in-person appointments as long as you are not ill, coughing, sneezing, running a fever, etc.,” Pomeroy said. “We are committed to continue to bring you the news that impacts this community. We will continue to publish our weekly newspaper on Thursdays and we are providing any breaking news stories on our webpage, and through our Twitter and Facebook accounts.”

The Northern Wyoming News has set up a drop off window available at the office for anyone needing to drop off payments during regular hours.

Call the office at 347-3241.

Pomeroy said they will re-evaluate this after the 15 days recommended by the White House, and we hope to open again to the public on Monday, April 6.

She also encourages residents to stay home when sick and avoid contact with other people unless you need medical attention.

Follow advice from CDC on what to do if you think you may be sick.

Follow common-sense steps such as washing your hands often and well; covering your coughs and sneezes; and cleaning and disinfecting.

Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid crowds or close-contact situations.

Follow current social distancing guidelines.

The state currently has 19 cases, the latest case in Fremont County reported by the Wyoming Department of Health. There are nine cases in Fremont County, four in Laramie County, four in Sheridan County and one each in Park and Teton counties.

There are no cases in Washakie County, according to Washakie County Public Health COVID-19 Facebook page.

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