Wyoming Department of Health

Jording out as health officer Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   After the denial of their most recent public health order variance requests, the Weston County Commissioners voted 4-1 on Jan. 5 to remove Dr. Mike Jording, the county’s public health officer. Jording has been serving the...
More than 120 long-term care residents die from COVID   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — More than 120 residents of Wyoming long-term care facilities have died from COVID-19 since March, according to data provided by the Wyoming Department of Health. Those...
Gordon will allow business hour limits to expire   By Brandon Foster Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon will soon lift public health orders that required Wyoming bars and restaurants to close at 10 p.m., his office announced Saturday afternoon.  Gordon...
Outgoing lawmaker plans protest of health orders   By Nick Reynolds and Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — With Gov. Mark Gordon’s public health orders meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 set to expire, a departing Wyoming Republican lawmaker is organizing a...

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This ‘hugging booth’ at Weston County Manor is one of two that were built to provide families an opportunity to have physical contact without risk of spreading COVID-19. Meredith Tolley, Manor activities director, said that, per CMS guidelines, the Manor must go two weeks straight with no positive COVID-19 cases from staff or residents to open the building to supervised visitations inside.

Meredith Tolley Weston County Manor Activities Director   The Wyoming Department of Health and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services placed COVID restrictions on Christmas activities and visitations at Weston County Manor. Despite the restrictions, the Manor staff have been doing their best to...
Hospitals treating fewer COVID patients   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — On Nov. 30, during the height of the fall COVID-19 surge, Wyoming hospitals were caring for nearly 250 patients infected with the coronavirus.  The state’s largest hospital — Wyoming...

Cheyenne/Laramie County Health Department registered nurse Valencia Bautista administers the new COVID-19 vaccine to registered nurse Terry Thayn Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in south Cheyenne. Thayn is the first person in the state to receive the newly approved vaccine. Laramie County received 975 doses of the state’s initial supply of 5,000. Photo by Michael Cummo, Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

  First COVID-19 vaccines administered in Wyoming, marking "a turning point" in pandemic   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – The first doses of the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in Wyoming were given Tuesday to a handful of medical...
COVID vaccine begins to arrive in state   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Public health departments in Casper and Cheyenne each received shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Monday. Three additional shipments of the same number of doses were...
Embattled state health official quits    By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER – A Wyoming Department of Health doctor who at an event last month suggested COVID-19 was created by Russia and China to spread communism across the globe has resigned from the state...
State launches aid program for businesses stung by COVID-19   By Brandon Foster Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER – Wyoming bars and restaurants that lose business because of the state’s COVID-19 measures will be able to apply for relief through a new state program, the...

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