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Free COVID-19 Tests Available to Wyoming Employers

Written by on November 5, 2020

Once again, the state is stepping up to protect employers and employees by making more testing available – and all for free.

The Wyoming Department of Health is offering COVID-19 tests to employers throughout the state. There is no cost to acquire these tests, nor is insurance needed.

The tests are being made available through Vault Health. The same company that is currently offering free tests to all Wyoming residents and has been doing on-campus testing at the University of Wyoming since classes resumed for the Fall 2020 semester.

The tests themselves are saliva-based and do not require the more-intense nasal swabbing undertaken at many regional facilities that currently offer COVID-19 testing.

The State of Wyoming purchased over 100 thousand tests for distribution to any employers who want to increase surveillance for staff and customer safety.

The process of testing is identical to the one being offered to all Wyoming residents. The test will be mailed directly to the address you submit. Your sample will be collected ruing an online telehealth visit so while money and insurance are not required for the test, an internet connection is necessary for the online appointment.

Vault Health providers will be available to instruct test-takers on how to properly collect the sample needed for COVID-19 analysis. But in an added option for employers, online training is available so employers can self-administer tests at the workplace without needing the telehealth visit.

Results will be available within 48 hours of when the sample is received via the mail. Only positive tests will be reported to the Wyoming Department of Health.

Interested employers can apply for tests directly through the Vault Health website.

Health professionals still recommend individuals suffering from COVID-19 symptoms should see a doctor for proper diagnosis. If there are more severe symptoms – trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest, inability to stay awake, or bluish lips and face – needs to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible.

 


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