Coronavirus

LARAMIE — While people around the the globe are itchy to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind them, a group of University of Wyoming scientists is working to develop a test for the virus that is more accurate and efficient. The testing system has the potential to streamline on-site testing in places...
UW mask mandate continued until February   By Mary Steurer Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The University of Wyoming will extend its mask mandate until mid-February, the board of trustees voted Wednesday. The mandate, introduced in August, requires all students, faculty and...

Kristi Gabriel kisses her husband Andy Gabriel on the cheek in the couple's backyard in Gillette on Tuesday afternoon.  Kristi recently recovered from a near-death experience with COVID-19, where she had a 1 % chance of survival earlier this year.  Photo by Mike Moore, Gillette News Record.

COVID survivor asks community to vaccinate   By Jake Goodrick Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Her symptoms came on suddenly. It was early February, when everyone looked out for and knew what a headache, fever and loss of taste and smell meant. The symptoms for Kristi and...
COVID hospitalizations continue to rise   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Wyoming rose to 195 on Monday — the most since Dec. 10.  The last time hospitalizations were climbing at this rate in Wyoming, vaccines...
Wyoming revenue outlook improves, state leaders still cautious   By Victoria Eavis and Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Wyoming’s current revenue is well ahead of where economists predicted it would be earlier this year, but that positive development could be...
Delta variant now dominant COVID strain in Wyoming   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The highly contagious Delta variant of the novel coronavirus is now the dominant strain in Wyoming, according to the state health department.  The variant is estimated to...
Highly contagious COVID variant found in Wyoming   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The highly contagious delta variant of the novel coronavirus has been identified in Wyoming, according to state data. Categorized as a “variant of concern” by the Centers for...
State officials share job cut details   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER – Almost a year ago, Gov. Mark Gordon announced that hundreds of state jobs would be eliminated as part of sweeping budget cuts. Only a fraction of the cuts resulted in layoffs — most of...
CDC awards state $38M; Money is to be used to bridge pandemic health disparities   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded Wyoming $38.3 million to address health disparities in the state’s pandemic response. ...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County Public Health has procured 12 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 17 and will be hosting a shot clinic on June 14. This vaccine, according to Weston County Public Health nurse Lori Bickford, has demonstrated high...

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