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Park County could have a face mask mandate in place as soon as Wednesday, county health officials said Tuesday morning on “Speak Your Piece with Darian Dudrick.” Dr. Aaron Billin, health officer, and Bill Crampton, nursing manager, said the order is awaiting approval from the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office and is likely to happen because…

Do you think Wyomingites should be required to wear a face mask? Health officials across the state are urging Gov. Mark Gordon to issue a statewide mandate due to an increase in COVID-19 cases across Wyoming. One of those health officials is Park County’s public health officer, Dr. Aaron Billin. He and Bill Crampton, Park…

The Cody Senior Center is stopping all indoor activities and meals for at least two weeks due to the deleterious effects of COVID-19 across Cody and Park County. It announced Thursday, Oct 29, by the Center’s Executive Director, Jenni Johnstone-Smith, although the “difficult decision” was made by the entire Board of Directors. The closure is…

The general election is less than a week away – but do you know where and when to go vote? Park County Clerk Colleen Renner clarified some of the big questions about voting in Park County, to make sure everyone does so safely and responsibly. When can I vote? The polls for the general election…

The continuing uptick of confirmed cases suggests community transmission of the virus in Park County. Park County Public Health Officier Dr Aaron Billin confirmed the increase in one of his weekly Facebook updates. Park County’s confirmed cases rose from 36 last Thursday, October 8, to 88 on Tuesday morning. This increases the total number of…

Despite a recent influx of cases, the University of Wyoming moves into Phase 3 today. This means more on-campus classes and activities – and more testing. Face-to-face instruction has thus far been limited to only a few classes – first-year seminars and a select few graduate courses. Now, all campus buildings will be opened to…

Just four days into the school year, there’s a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Park County School District #6. The announcement was made Thursday by District Superintendent Peg Monteith on the Cody Public Schools, Cody Wyoming Park County #6 Facebook page. In accordance with the district’s reopening plan, Park County Public Health was notified immediately…

Having trouble remembering what to take home from Walmart? Starting next Monday, you’ll need to remember to bring something from home too. Yesterday, in a statement released from the office of Walmart’s COO Dacona Smith and Sam’s Club COO Lance de la Rosa, it was announced that all shoppers will be required to wear face…

There are a number of changes that could affect your next Yellowstone trip. As the pandemic progresses, various amenities are opening while others are changing their offerings and practices. Last Friday, the Sandpiper Lodge at Lake Yellowstone Hotel opened, offering a limited number of their standard lodge rooms, per Yellowstone’s hotel practice of only opening…

Another health order amendment will likely delight the state’s seniors. The Wyoming Department of Health has issued updated guidance which allows long-term care facilities to permit in-person visitation – but only outdoors and under specific guidelines. Each facility must designate a specific outdoor space for visitation, limit the number of visitors to two persons at…


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