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COVID-19

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The Bighorn Basin remains a High Transmission Zone for COVID-19, as the Delta variant runs rampant in northwest Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Health continues to track the ongoing surge of COVID-19 throughout the state. Unfortunately, things in the Bighorn Basin haven’t been improving over the last few weeks. Color-coded indicators measure statewide and countywide…

Masks will stay on at the University of Wyoming after the Board of Trustees voted to extend the campus policy due to high transmission levels in Laramie. During a meeting on Friday, Sept. 17, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted to extend the university’s mask policy. As a result, masks will be required…

Park County School District #6 has adopted new policies to protect Cody students from COVID-19 – and masks aren’t mandated but remain highly encouraged. The 2021-2022 school year is already off to a rough start. Less than a month in, several Cody students and staff are out of school, in quarantine for having COVID-19 or…

While there have yet to be any changes, Park County Public Health says parents should be “prepared to do what it takes” to keep their kids safe in school. As Cody and Park County deal with a new, more severe surge of COVID-19 cases, the county remains largely unrestricted. This includes schools, which have been…

As COVID-19 cases relentlessly climb, Cody Regional Health implements “disaster protocols” to ensure patients get the best care possible in dire circumstances. The healthcare situation in Cody is getting more critical by the day. The current surge is on track to surpass the initial surge in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths related to COVID-19, mainly the…

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on Park County as Cody Regional Health’s medical staff work strenuously to treat all their patients and counter misinformation. The Delta variant of COVID-19 has, once again, put tremendous strain on the state and the nation. Park County and Cody are no exception, with the latest surge straining the staff and…

Just one week into the school year, COVID-19 is already having an impact on Park County School District No. 6. As of Thursday morning, 52 students or staff are quarantined and 15 students or staff have tested positive – or are presumed positive because of their symptoms – for COVID. Tim Foley, interim superintendent, provided…

Hot Springs County hits its lowest point of the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming the first Wyoming county to return its students to online classes this school year. Hot Springs County has appeared to be an “oasis” of sorts for much of the pandemic. While many counties were dealing with their worst points, cases in Hot Springs…

VENICE (AP) — Visitors to Venice could be forgiven for not realizing that beyond the majesty of St. Mark’s Square and the romance of gondola rides lies a city that helped provide a baseline of what the world knows today about containing pandemics. It was here that the term “quarantine” was coined, after merchant ships…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A judge in Wyoming is offering defendants a break in their court fines if they agree to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. Natrona County Circuit Court Judge Steven Brown began offering the deal earlier this summer after seeing vaccination rates stagnate. Fewer than 40% of eligible people in…


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