Rock Springs Police Test Positive for Coronavirus

The Rock Springs Police Department announced Monday that two of its officers have tested with the coronavirus.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

July 07, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

The Rock Springs Police Department announced on Monday that two of its officers have tested positive for coronavirus.

The department said the officers are recovering and have not been hospitalized.

“The employees were directed to self-isolate and will be quarantined during the 14-day incubation period. The origin of how the officers contracted the virus is under investigation,” the department wrote in a Facebook post.

The department listed measures taken shortly after the officers tested positive. The measures include:

• Notified additional city employees who may also have been exposed;

• Completed a deep cleaning of the police department’s facility and designated police cars, and

• Initiated the Health Department’s contact tracing investigations and will be conducting additional testing on all department employees.

Employees will be wearing facemasks during all contacts with the public, following the social distancing recommendations of 6 feet between individuals, washing hands after contacts and using hand sanitizer as needed.

On Tuesday, Wyoming recorded a record number of new coronavirus cases with 37 confirmed across the state.

New cases were confirmed in Albany, Campbell, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta counties.

“It is clear from the recent increase in cases statewide that the dual threat of COVID-19 to both the health of our citizens and the health of our economy is not going away,” Governor Gordon said in a press conference last week.

“No one wants to see the progress we have made vanish, but that requires each of us to make a concerted effort to slow the spread of the virus,” he said. “It is really simple and depends on everyone practicing good hygiene, social distancing and doing their best to wear a mask in public where social distancing isn’t possible. It’s the way you and our economy will both stay healthy.”

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter