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The Wyoming Department of Health is offering free at-home, mail-in COVID-19 tests for all Wyoming residents wanting to see if they are positive for the virus. The at-home test is being offered through Vault Health, the same company that has been providing on-campus COVID-19 testing at the University of Wyoming since classes resumed for the fall…

Cody’s students and teachers are persevering through the 2020-2021 school year, but there’s no denying the impact of the pandemic on everyone’s minds. Park County School District #6 Superintendent Peg Monteith continues to applaud the perseverance of the district’s staff and students, but things are “getting stressful” for everyone, especially as Park County and Wyoming…

In order to best treat all patients seeking treatment, Cody Regional Health is requiring anyone with specific respiratory symptoms to make an appointment before they come to the hospital’s Respiratory Clinic. The Cathcart Health Center Walk-in Clinic has always accepted walk-ins, but the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and rising infection rates are forcing changes…

Cody Regional Health is stopping services at their Walk-in Outpatient Health Check Laboratory until further notice due to COVID-19 demands. The increasing demand for COVID-19 tests and growing infection rates in Cody and Park County have led to a high volume of laboratory testing. Cody Regional Health Laboratory Director Jeanine Brus says the demand is…

The Irma reopens after a week and a half of COVID-19 closure. The Irma Hotel and Restaurant confirmed it will reopen Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 6 a.m. after 11 days of closure due to a COVID-19 “test situation.” Everyone, we are reopening tomorrow at 6am!!!! Looking forward to seeing everyone! Posted by The Irma Hotel…

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…

On September 11, Buffalo Bill State Park announced that the Buffalo Bill Reservoir was under investigation for a potential bloom of cyanobacteria in a Facebook post. They specifically cited the boat club off Bartlett Lane as a site of potential concern. While cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green bacteria, is present and important to water ecosystems…

If you see a dead grouse, call it out. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking the entire state to be on the lookout for deceased sage grouse – excluding roadkill – and then calling in their discovery to their Game and Fish regional office. Particularly, any sage grouse found in remote areas that…

One more case and more information on Cody’s COVID conundrum. Park County Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin has confirmed another new case of COVID-19 in Cody, this time in an adult female resident. The case was confirmed at Powell Valley Healthcare yesterday. But these is a common thread between most of these cases. Of the…

Cody has passed the poop test. One of the latest tools in the fight against COVID-19 is wastewater testing – using raw sewage as a indicator of whether is present in our community. Cody recently purchased a $10 thousand dollar Teledyne ISCO 6712C Compact Portable Sampler to accomplish this goal, sending the samples to the…


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