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Two years after its implementation, the COVID-19 public health emergency is officially “over” in Wyoming, as Governor Gordon rescinds his 2020 executive order. Governor Mark Gordon has signed an Executive Order rescinding the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Simultaneously, to facilitate efforts to address the state’s nursing shortage, the Governor has also signed an Executive Order…

For the first time in a long time, COVID-19 transmission is low in Park County as case numbers show the extreme surge of omicron seems to be over. While Park County still isn’t done with COVID-19, the risk of infection is significantly lower than it was just a few months ago. After the second surge…

For the first time this school year, University of Wyoming students can breathe more freely, as the Board of Trustees lifts most of its mask requirements. On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting. The board lifted nearly all the campus’s mask requirements during that meeting after a…

Park County School District #6 has changed its COVID-19 protocol, as it takes a more and less “active” approach to track the virus in Cody schools. Cody Schools Interim Superintendent Tim Foley sent a message to the parents and guardians of Park County School District #6 earlier this week. In the message, a new COVID-19…

Now that the omicron variant has officially arrived in Park County, Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin reminds residents of the “need-to-knows” of COVID-19. The first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 was confirmed in Park County on Friday, Jan. 15. Dr. Aaron Billin, Park County Public Health Officer, announced a sample tested by…

As the omicron variant surges in Wyoming, Cody Regional Heath is stopping its drive-thru COVID-19 testing and asking residents to seek other options in town. On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Cody Regional Health announced the hospital would soon discontinue drive-thru testing service. The last day for drive-thru testing will be Wednesday, Jan. 26. The reason for…

As Park County experiences a mild increase of active COVID-19 cases accompanied by an ongoing decline of hospitalizations, there are still no signs of omicron. Since the mild but highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19 was first identified in Laramie, local healthcare professionals have been bracing for its inevitable arrival in Park County. But that…

NEW YORK (AP) — This week’s remaining episodes of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” have been scrapped after the host tested positive for COVID-19. Meyers tweeted Tuesday about his positive result but said he felt fine, thanking the vaccine and a booster shot. He hosted an original broadcast on Monday. NBC has canceled the four…

New C.D.C. guidelines shorten the amount of time anyone with COVID-19 needs to quarantine while new studies show vaccines, for some, can be safer than bananas. The COVID-19 landscape continues to change across the United States. Current changes and spikes in case numbers are mainly due to the spread of the omicron variant, which has…

Omicron is here, as both the Wyoming Department of Health and the University of Wyoming confirm the first two cases of the newest COVID-19 variant. On Friday, Dec. 17, the Wyoming Department of Health announced the first detection of the omicron variant in the state. One Albany County resident was confirmed to have a variant,…


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