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Infection

As Park County COVID-19 numbers are recorded and analyzed, active cases drop quickly, hospitalizations drop slowly, and deaths climb. When it comes to COVID-19, it’s a strange situation in Wyoming and Park County. While the number of active cases is quickly getting lower,  relief is coming much slower to state and county hospitals. Park County…

Active COVID-19 cases in Park County may be on the decline, but hospitalizations remain higher than at any other point during the nearly two-year pandemic. Park County finds itself in a difficult situation. While the county’s overall number of COVID-19 cases continues to drop, no relief is available in regional hospitals. The steady decline in…

The numbers don’t lie – COVID-19 cases in Park County are steadily declining but still excessively high as regional hospitals struggle to keep up. Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin continues to post regular updates on the county’s COVID climate on his Facebook page. His latest update on Friday, Oct. 15, shows a…

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…

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…

The Wyoming Department of Health joins a growing number of healthcare organizations advocating vulnerable people get another shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Tuesday, August 17, the Wyoming Department of Health released a statement recommending a third vaccine dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for a limited group of Wyoming residents. In this case,…

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is surging in Wyoming while a new spike in Park County looks eerily similar to the one that crippled the state last winter. While the United States deals with high transmission of the highly contagious Delta variant, Wyoming and Park County are no exceptions. As of Sunday, Aug. 15, there…

It’s not good – a newly designated “COVID unit” is already full, with Cody Regional Health changing protocols with a growing number of COVID-19 cases. Like Wyoming and the rest of the nation, Park County is currently dealing with a second surge of COVID-19 cases. Now, the full brunt of the virus is being felt…

Months of progress seemingly undone, Park County deals with a steady increase of COVID-19 cases while the best solution is readily available: vaccination. Amidst the surge of COVID-19 and the Delta variant nationwide, Park County has been relatively safe and unaffected. But no longer. In his most recent update, Park County Public Health Officer Dr.…


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