Wyoming Department of Health

CASPER — A federal judge has once again dismissed the wide-ranging vaccine mandate lawsuit originally led by Grace Smith, the Laramie high schooler arrested for trespassing in October after returning to school while suspended for refusing to wear a mask on campus.  The plaintiffs in the case failed...
CASPER — Wyoming’s COVID-19 public health emergency declaration will effectively end March 14, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Monday.  “As we see our case numbers and hospitalizations receding, it is time to begin the shift to a new phase,” Gordon said in a statement. “This virus will be with us for...
CHEYENNE — Attempts were made in both chambers of the Wyoming Legislature on Friday to amend the 2023- 24 biennium budget to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 20,000 residents without health insurance.  Both failed.  In the Senate, amendment author Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, tried to appeal to...
GILLETTE (WNE) — A COVID-19 vaccination campaign from Campbell County Public Health will have a strong emphasis on people’s freedom to choose. For the second time in four months, Campbell County Commissioners voted on whether to allow Public Health to use a federal grant for an educational campaign...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With the addition of another COVID-19-related death for Weston County last week, the Wyoming Department of Health reports that the county death total is at 17, up from 13 in November. Statewide, COVID-19-related deaths have reached 1,650 since the start of the...

The Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston in June 2018.  (Andrew Graham/WyoFile.)

Lawsuit alleges Wyoming State Hospital ‘operates in walled secrecy’   By Daniel Bendtsen, WyoFile.com   A lawsuit claims staff at the Wyoming State Hospital are illegally blocking access to an independent advocacy organization, leaving patients vulnerable to abuse and neglect.  Protection &...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With 75 confirmed cases in the past 14 days and a COVID-19 test positivity rate of 40%, Weston County Health Services CEO Maureen Cadwell said the community must be aware that the illness remains in our community and that people who are instructed to quarantine...
State shatters COVID-19 case record   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming reported 1,875 COVID-19 cases on Friday, breaking the state’s single-day record. The previous record occurred on Wednesday, when the state recorded 1,592 laboratory-confirmed and...
COVID hospitalizations on rise again   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — After more than two months of declines, Wyoming hospitals are again experiencing a rise in COVID-19 patients, figures compiled by Wyoming Department of Health show. On Jan. 2, Wyoming...
Jackson schools use new testing system to keep kids in class   By Evan Robinson-Johnson Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — At a time when many are scrounging for COVID-19 tests, hoping for the assurance of a negative hit, a new program has given hundreds of public...

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