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For the first time in a long time, COVID-19 transmission is low in Park County as case numbers show the extreme surge of omicron seems to be over. While Park County still isn’t done with COVID-19, the risk of infection is significantly lower than it was just a few months ago. After the second surge…

Now that the omicron variant has officially arrived in Park County, Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin reminds residents of the “need-to-knows” of COVID-19. The first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 was confirmed in Park County on Friday, Jan. 15. Dr. Aaron Billin, Park County Public Health Officer, announced a sample tested by…

As the omicron variant surges in Wyoming, Cody Regional Heath is stopping its drive-thru COVID-19 testing and asking residents to seek other options in town. On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Cody Regional Health announced the hospital would soon discontinue drive-thru testing service. The last day for drive-thru testing will be Wednesday, Jan. 26. The reason for…

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…

Omicron is here, as both the Wyoming Department of Health and the University of Wyoming confirm the first two cases of the newest COVID-19 variant. On Friday, Dec. 17, the Wyoming Department of Health announced the first detection of the omicron variant in the state. One Albany County resident was confirmed to have a variant,…

Do you have crutches? Because Cody Regional Health needs them to keep patients on their feet while supply chain shortages continue throughout northwest Wyoming. When a Cody resident hears Cody Regional Health is seeking donations, they might think the hospital is looking for money, masks, or even blood. But the latest “request for support” will…

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…

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…

Cody Regional Health and Park County Public Health continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 while their numbers show the significant impact made by vaccines. On Oct. 9, Cody Regional Health published an update to its social media pages. In the update, the hospital announced construction on its Acute Care/Critical Care Unit was completed. “Instead…


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