Wyoming Department of Health

Standoff over mask requirement forces lockdown of school   By Greg Johnson and Eve Newman Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Laramie High School was locked down for about 90 minutes Thursday morning during a showdown of wills between school administration and a 16-year-old...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County continues to see a steady number of positive COVID-19 cases according to data from the Wyoming Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  “The numbers do not seem to be decreasing, and we have no indication on how long...
More Wyoming residents eligible for boosters   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER —A wider swath of Wyomingites is now eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized the additional inoculations.  The...
National Guard deployed to help hospitals with surge   By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Amid a surge in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Tuesday that he had activated members of the Wyoming National Guard to...
School nurse resigns over quarantine rules   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – Kay Dersham says she no longer wants to put her nursing license or her ethics on the line after the recent decision made by the Laramie County School District 2 Board of...
Pneumonic plague case found in Wyoming   By Jake Goodrick Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — A rare case of the potentially deadly pneumonic plague was recently detected in a northern Fremont County resident. The Wyoming Department of Health announced the finding on...
Researchers look for clues as toxic blooms plague Wyo waters   By Christine Peterson, WyoFile.com   It can look like green paint spilled on the surface of a lake. Or like cottage cheese. Or grass clippings.  Many people call it blue-green algae, even though on the tree of life, cyanobacteria is...
Central Wyoming College mask mandate reinstated   By Katie Roenigk Riverton Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — A mask mandate was reinstated Wednesday at Central Wyoming College to guard against the spread of COVID-19.   The mandate applies to all CWC facilities in Fremont, Teton...
Health officials fight ‘two pandemics’ amid COVID misinformation   By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – When COVID-19 began to take over public consciousness in the U.S. around March 2020, public health departments set to work, tasked with providing the best...
State vaccination rates rising   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER – More Wyomingites received a first COVID-19 vaccine dose in the last two weeks than in any two-week period since mid-May, state figures show.  More than 7,400 people received a first shot...

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