COVID-19

Wyoming’s brain drain, youth exodus slowed during pandemic   By Sofia Jeremias, WyoFile.com   Three years ago, millennials became the largest living adult population in the United States, but not in Wyoming, where a steady flow of young people have migrated out of the state for years.  A recent...
UW to relax some COVID protocols   By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — In light of developments with the omicron variant of COVID-19, the University of Wyoming has announced second-semester changes to quarantine rules and pandemic testing requirements for...
Omicron variant now most common in Wyoming   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The omicron variant has become the most common source for new COVID-19 infections in Wyoming, the state Department of Health said Thursday.  Until recently, the delta variant had...
Gas prices up more than $1 in 2021   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Gasoline prices in the mountain states ended 2021 more than a dollar higher than they started.  At the beginning of 2021, gasoline cost just over $2 in the Rocky Mountains, the East Coast...
Barrasso, Lummis join anti-mandate brief   CODY (WNE) — U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., joined Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), 44 other Senators, and 136 Representatives in filing an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States.  The amicus brief was filed to an...
Virus stalls UW basketball season   By Ryan Thorburn Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Tom Burman understands the frustration level was high for those fans who drove on slick roads to see the Cowboys start the Mountain West men’s basketball race this past Saturday at the...
Cheyenne, Douglas hospitals sued over vaccination policy   By Matt Adelman Douglas Budget Via Wyoming News Exchange   DOUGLAS — A group of hospital employees in Douglas and Cheyenne filed a lawsuit Dec. 22 against their respective employers in federal court seeking to halt policies related to Covid...
COVID spike prompts new guidelines in Jackson   By Evan Robinson-Johnson Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — Jackson is ringing in the new year with hundreds of new COVID-19 cases. The region’s pre-Christmas surge — a 386% increase in weekly cases, according to the...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners has scheduled for Jan.  18 after its regular meeting to determine how to spend roughly $1.3 million in funds received by the county from the federal American Rescue Act. Following a brief discussion during its Dec. 21 meeting...
Holiday COVID surge overwhelms Teton County's tracing teams   By Jackson Hole Daily  Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — A recent spike in COVID cases has overwhelmed Teton County case investigators, who are now prioritizing outreach to more vulnerable residents, the Teton County Health...

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