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Cody: More COVID-19 Testing (Day-of Results) Available

Written by on September 28, 2021

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 staff provided by the Wyoming National Guard.

Starting Thursday, Sept. 30, testing will be conducted by appointment and at no cost Monday and Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Once it begins, testing will be done by appointment only. Individuals will be told where they need to go for their test when they make their appointment.

Test results will be available within 15 minutes of a patient’s visit. If test results are positive for COVID-19, Park County Public Health will contact the infected person with instructions.

Cody residents should note that these tests are not necessarily the type they’ll need to accomplish specific tasks. For instance, the test being administered will not be accepted for airline travel or students needing to return to school.

Testing on this scale hasn’t been available in Cody since the end of drive-thru testing at the Cody Stampede Rodeo Grounds in February 2021. This partnership between Cody Regional Health and Park County Public Health ended when the initial COVID-19 surge concluded.

Despite this additional testing, Cody Regional Health will still be operating under Crisis Standards of Care for the discernible future.

The additional testing is possible thanks to cooperation with Park County Public Health and the Wyoming National Guard. Unfortunately, Cody Regional Health is still operating with a shortage of staff and a high capacity of COVID-19 cases.

As of Sunday, Sept. 26,  there were 173 confirmed cases and 19 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Park County. Last Friday, there were 12 COVID-19 hospitalizations at Cody Regional Health with all six of the hospital’s I.C.U. beds occupied.

To make an appointment, please call (307) 578-2425. Anyone experiencing chest pain or shortness of breath should not wait for a test and go to the nearest emergency department or call 911.

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