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How will life change once the COVID-19 emergency ends? By AMANDA SEITZ Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The declaration of a COVID-19 public health emergency three years ago changed the lives of millions of Americans by offering increased health care coverage, beefed-up food assistance and universal access to coronavirus vaccines and tests. Much of that…

Despite a national post-pandemic downturn in proficiency, Wyoming students continue to perform above the national average in reading and math – a testament to the quality of the public school system. The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) has released the state’s reading and mathematics results on the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as…

Unemployment in Wyoming continues to slowly but steadily decline as all the state’s counties rebound from the lowest point reached at the height of COVID-19 in Summer 2021. The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2022. Once again, counties across the…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert who became a household name — and the subject of partisan attacks — during the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Monday he will depart the federal government in December after more than five decades of service. Fauci, who serves as President Joe Biden’s chief medical…

As concerns over COVID-19 begin to ease, Park County Emergency Management officials are looking to revitalize community engagement by rebuilding normal continuity with local partners. Geoff Weimer, the new Park County Public Health Response Coordinator, works closely with Jeff Martin who is the Emergency Manager and Director for the Office of Homeland Security. Their focus?…

By ZEKE MILLER and CHRIS MEGERIAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, underscoring the persistence of the highly contagious virus as new variants challenge the nation’s efforts to resume normalcy after two and a half years of pandemic disruptions. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that…

There may or may not be a mask mandate in effect during your next visit to Yellowstone National Park – it all depends on the COVID-19 situation in northwest Wyoming. While American life has mostly returned to something like a “pre-pandemic normal,” COVID-19 is still a health risk throughout the United States. Three of the…

By The Associated Press V is for vaccine. Elmo got a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, according to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street.” In a public service announcement posted to YouTube, the beloved 3-and-a-half-year-old “Sesame Street” star talked with his dad about what it was like to get the shot. “There was a…

Bighorn Basin business owners are encouraged to fill out a ten-question survey to help analyze the economic impact of the flooding in Yellowstone National Park. Last month’s flooding in Yellowstone National Park interrupted summer tourism in an unprecedented way. The entire park was closed for over a week after roads were compromised, if not destroyed,…

NEW YORK (AP) — In another sign that the world of entertainment is returning to pre-pandemic normal, Broadway theaters will no longer demand audiences wear masks starting in July. The Broadway League announced Tuesday that mask-wearing will be optional next month onward, a further loosening of restrictions. In May, most Broadway theaters lifted the requirement…


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