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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…

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…

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…

Thanks to National Guard support, additional COVID-19 testing is now available thru Cody Regional Health and Park County Public Health as “the surge” continues. Once again, Cody Regional Health is partnering with Park County Public Health to offer more COVID-19 testing to Park County residents. It’s an effort made possible thanks to additional non-medical support…

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…

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…

After numerous scares this year, water samples from several Wyoming locations show the invasive zebra mussel has yet to establish itself in the state’s waters. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed several wastewater tests from several Wyoming cities have shown the same results: no zebra mussels in Wyoming. Wastewater collected from Laramie, Casper,…


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