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Park County Public Health Officer

As Park County experiences a mild increase of active COVID-19 cases accompanied by an ongoing decline of hospitalizations, there are still no signs of omicron. Since the mild but highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19 was first identified in Laramie, local healthcare professionals have been bracing for its inevitable arrival in Park County. But that…

New C.D.C. guidelines shorten the amount of time anyone with COVID-19 needs to quarantine while new studies show vaccines, for some, can be safer than bananas. The COVID-19 landscape continues to change across the United States. Current changes and spikes in case numbers are mainly due to the spread of the omicron variant, which has…

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…

Park County Public Health is doing its job to ensure residents get the right information – and the right treatment – during the latest surge of COVID-19. Once again, Park County health professionals are doing their part to spread the word on all things COVID-19 – numbers, testing, and treatment. However, the virus and the…

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to climb in Park County, although the Delta variant has yet to become the most common strain in northwest Wyoming. Dr. Aaron Billin, Park County Public Health Officer, published his latest update on the county’s COVID-19 climate. The doctor’s Facebook page continues to be a valuable resource with the most…

As Summer 2021 ends for Cody students, there will be no mandatory masks in their classrooms while COVID-19 cases in Park County continue to climb. Wednesday, August 25, will be the first day of school for students in Cody. While many are eager to return to the classroom, it’s a bit risker than at the…

After weeks of consistent decline, COVID-19 cases are starting to increase in Park County once again – right as the first tourists of the summer arrive. Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin’s latest COVID-19 update included something that hasn’t been seen in months: a noticeable increase in cases. On Monday, May 3, there…

Cody schools may soon ask the state to make faces something that isn’t covered in the K-12 curriculum after receiving considerable input from the community. As the number of COVID-19 cases declines throughout Wyoming, Park County School District #6 decided to ask the question: is it time for Cody kids and teachers to go maskless?…

Park County is slowly getting vaccinated against COVID-19 – but what are the numbers? With a new year and a new presidential administration, the efforts to control and conclude the global COVID-19 pandemic continue. Park County still struggles with case numbers and deaths, but vaccines are making an impact where it’s needed most. Park County…

There’s still a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccine – here’s everything you’ll want to know. As the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine becomes more readily available and misinformation abounds across social media, the Wyoming Department of Health wants to ensure that everyone knows the facts by answering a few simple questions. Will the vaccine cost…


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