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As Park County COVID-19 numbers are recorded and analyzed, active cases drop quickly, hospitalizations drop slowly, and deaths climb. When it comes to COVID-19, it’s a strange situation in Wyoming and Park County. While the number of active cases is quickly getting lower,  relief is coming much slower to state and county hospitals. Park County…

Active COVID-19 cases in Park County may be on the decline, but hospitalizations remain higher than at any other point during the nearly two-year pandemic. Park County finds itself in a difficult situation. While the county’s overall number of COVID-19 cases continues to drop, no relief is available in regional hospitals. The steady decline in…

The numbers don’t lie – COVID-19 cases in Park County are steadily declining but still excessively high as regional hospitals struggle to keep up. Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin continues to post regular updates on the county’s COVID climate on his Facebook page. His latest update on Friday, Oct. 15, shows a…

Cody Regional Health and Park County Public Health continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 while their numbers show the significant impact made by vaccines. On Oct. 9, Cody Regional Health published an update to its social media pages. In the update, the hospital announced construction on its Acute Care/Critical Care Unit was completed. “Instead…

Thanks to National Guard support, additional COVID-19 testing is now available thru Cody Regional Health and Park County Public Health as “the surge” continues. Once again, Cody Regional Health is partnering with Park County Public Health to offer more COVID-19 testing to Park County residents. It’s an effort made possible thanks to additional non-medical support…

Cody Regional Health will be receiving direct assistance from the Wyoming National Guard, as COVID-19 cases still necessitate Crisis Standards of Care in Cody. COVID-19 continues to put enormous strain on the staff and resources in hospitals across the nation. Unfortunately, in Park County, things are no better. Both Cody Regional Health and Powell Valley…

The Bighorn Basin remains a High Transmission Zone for COVID-19, as the Delta variant runs rampant in northwest Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Health continues to track the ongoing surge of COVID-19 throughout the state. Unfortunately, things in the Bighorn Basin haven’t been improving over the last few weeks. Color-coded indicators measure statewide and countywide…

Masks will stay on at the University of Wyoming after the Board of Trustees voted to extend the campus policy due to high transmission levels in Laramie. During a meeting on Friday, Sept. 17, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted to extend the university’s mask policy. As a result, masks will be required…

Park County School District #6 has adopted new policies to protect Cody students from COVID-19 – and masks aren’t mandated but remain highly encouraged. The 2021-2022 school year is already off to a rough start. Less than a month in, several Cody students and staff are out of school, in quarantine for having COVID-19 or…

While there have yet to be any changes, Park County Public Health says parents should be “prepared to do what it takes” to keep their kids safe in school. As Cody and Park County deal with a new, more severe surge of COVID-19 cases, the county remains largely unrestricted. This includes schools, which have been…


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