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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has enlisted the Wyoming National Guard to temporarily assist with contact tracing in order to reverse a status that is “extremely concerning.” The Wyoming National Guard will be providing this assistance to the Wyoming Department of Health. Gordon made this decision due to the “significantly higher” number of cases throughout the…

An Air Quality Alert has been issued due to smoke from the nation’s widespread wildfires. According to the National Weather Service in Riverton, smoke is readily visible covering much of central and western Wyoming. It is limiting visibility in some areas to the point of concern. In response, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air…

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…

Wyoming officials announce four new COVID-19 deaths A Park County resident has died in an out-of-state long-term care facility in connection with the novel coronavirus, health officials say. Tuesday, the Wyoming Department of Health released details on four new deaths associated with the pandemic. Among the deceased was one from Park County – an older…

The Weston Reservoir is under advisory for the health of your, your family, and your pets. The Wyoming Department of Health issued a recreational use advisory for Weston Reservoir on Tongue Ranger District in the Bighorn National Forest this Monday. The reason is a harmful cyanobacteria bloom. While cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green bacteria, is…

Statistics say if you had a Wyoming baby last year, it was probably named Olivia, Oliver, or Liam. Those were the three top baby names in Wyoming in 2019, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s Vital Statistics Services. For girls, Olivia was followed by Harper, Charlotte, Emma and Willow as the most popular names…

The time has come to channel your inner superhero – and wear a mask. Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alexia Harrist – the state health officer and state epidemiologist with the Wyoming Department of Health – now recommends wearing cloth face masks in public settings – mainly grocery stores…

It’s here – but there’s no need to fear. Wyoming’s first case of the coronavirus has been confirmed. A woman in Sheridan County with a recent history of domestic travel has tested positive for the infamous COVID-19, confirmed by tests from the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory. The Wyoming Department of Health made the announcement yesterday…

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding Wyoming families to test their homes for a dangerous gas. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless and dangerous gas thar can be found in many places, including your homes. Radon occurs naturally as a radioactive gas released from the element radium and is found in rocks, soil…

A new program has been created to help kids beat vaping. The Wyoming Department of Health has partnered with National Jewish Health – the largest nonprofit tobacco quit line provider in the nation – to create My Life, My Quit. This is a free resource that Wyoming teens can access either by phone or online.…


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