Cody Restaurant Event is Source of COVID-19 Outbreak | Big Horn Basin Media

Cody Restaurant Event is Source of COVID-19 Outbreak

Written by on July 24, 2020

A COVID-19 outbreak is linked to a political event in a Cody restaurant.

This afternoon, Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin confirmed that there was a significant exposure to COVID-19 at a political event held at a downtown Cody restaurant on Sunday, July 19th. So far, 5 positive tests have come back from individuals who were in attendance. Backtracking the date and nature of the event cites Gausthaus Cardi at 1385 Sheridan Ave as the venue. They were hosting a “Meet the Candidates” event for several of the Republican candidates running in primaries for Park County and Wyoming Legislature positions. Prospective candidates Tim French and Nina Webber – among others –  were purported to attend. There was no social distancing or face masks mandated at the event. Gausthaus Cardi has voluntarily closed until further notice.

Park County health professionals asks everyone who attended the event to please monitor your symptoms and limit your contact with others until you receive guidance from a healthcare provider. Remember – it takes 2 to 14 days for COVID-19 symptoms to manifest. The primary symptoms can include but are not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, or loss of smell/taste. If you attended the event, consider going to Cody Regional Health or Powell Valley Healthcare for testing.

For questions, call the Public Health Office at 307-527-8570.

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