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Hospitalized Washakie County Resident Is Hot Springs County’s First Coronavirus Case

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Hot Springs County Unified Command announced at 5:45 p.m. Thursday that the county has identified a case of of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the county’s hospital in Thermopolis.

The patient is a Washakie County resident who is hospitalized in Hot Springs County and the state Health Department recorded the case as occurring in Washakie County.

Dr. Vernon Miller, County Health Officer said, “We will continue to be transparent in reporting to the community the progression of cases in our county.”

“Any need for increased safety measures will be rapidly communicated to the community. I am proud of the coordinated efforts of everyone in our community to combat this COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

“Though this is our first case, we do not expect it will be our last,” said Margie Molitor, CEO of the hospital. “I encourage community members to stay vigilant with protective measures as we work together to minimize the spread of this illness in Hot Springs County and the region.

“Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital will continue to report the number of tests, and the results thereof, conducted at the hospital and clinic as the CDC guidelines direct, and the needs of our patients and staff warrant,” she said.

Wyoming Hospitals Take Extra Precautions to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Hospitals across Wyoming have taken numerous precautions to limit the possible spread of the coronavirus in their establishments and in their communities. 

Since the patients and staff are at such high risk for transmission, hospital managers are putting new rules in place for the interim to keep everyone safe, patients, staff and visitors alike. 

Here is a look at what rules hospitals in Wyoming have implemented regarding the virus: 

Albany County

Ivinson Hospital: If anyone in the county is experiencing flu-like symptoms, including a fever of at least 100.4 degrees, a cough or shortness of breath, they should call the nurse triage line at 307-755-4750 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Certain entrances are limited to patients and the public, which can be found here. 

Visitor restrictions have been implemented, now limited to 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Patients can’t have more than one visitor in a 24-hour span. No one under the age of 16 can visit the hospital except for treatment. Visitors with cold or flu symptoms are asked to refrain from visiting a patient. 

Certain services have been reduced or postponed at the hospital These include elective surgeries, which are suspended until further notice. The hospital is reducing non-emergency outpatient services, as is the Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center. The gift shop operation hours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Big Horn County

North Big Horn Hospital District: Sick visitors are restricted from visiting, as are children under 18 in most areas of the hospital. 

All staff, patients and visitors are screened for the virus prior to entering the facility. If someone believes they’re experiencing symptoms of the virus, they’re asked to call the hospital ahead of time so staff can prepare for the patient’s arrival. 

Certain entrances are limited to patients and the public. 

New Horizons Care Center isn’t allowing visitors at this time. 

Campbell County

Campbell County Memorial Hospital: The hospital is currently closed to all visitors except one parent of pediatric patients and one support person for anyone giving birth. All patients are required to undergo a respiratory health screening with a temperature check. No visitors under 18 are allowed in the hospital. 

The hospital has also closed certain departments, including cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, outpatient respiratory therapy and surgery. The only surgeries that will be done are emergency cases and those deemed medically necessary. One support person will be allowed in the hospital for those having surgery, following a health screening.

Access to certain entrances is limited to patients and the public. The Heptner Cancer Center is open for regular business hours for dialysis and oncology patients only. The pediatric clinic is canceling all non-essential appointments. 

The Close to Home Hospice and Hospitality House will require all visitors to be screened for respiratory symptoms. The Powder River Surgery Center is closed. No visitors are allowed at the Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center. All employees and select volunteers will be screened for respiratory symptoms. Powder River Orthopedics and Spine is open and seeing limited patients. 

The wellness daily community blood draws, lab tests and health and wellness screenings have been discontinued until further notice. 

Carbon County

Memorial Hospital of Carbon County: The hospital is screening all patients, staff and visitors when they enter the facility, including asking a series of questions and conducting a temperature check. 

Only patients in critical condition and women in active labor will be allowed a visitor. No children under the age of 18 will be allowed in the hospital except for medical care. No visitors are allowed in the common areas, such as the waiting rooms and lounges. 

The hospital can only be entered through the main lobby or the emergency room. All non-urgent or elective surgeries are postponed. 

Converse County

Memorial Hospital of Converse County: Elective surgeries are postponed until further notice. Primary care providers are canceling or rescheduling all non-urgent appointments, however all of the clinics are still open. Patients will be asked a series of questions before being allowed into the buildings. 

The main entrance of the hospital will be monitored from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Exterior hospital doors will be locked after hours. The Arbor Cafe and Mocha Molly’s are closed to the public. 

No visitors or guests will be allowed in the hospital. 

Fremont County

SageWest Health Care: Patients in the emergency department, inpatient units and outpatient clinics are screened for the virus. Staff treating a potential case of the virus are provided with appropriate protective equipment to help prevent exposure. Patients with symptoms of the virus are immediately provided masks to prevent exposure. 

Only pediatric, OB, outpatient surgical patients and those receiving end-of-life care will be allowed visitors. These groups may only have one healthy adult (a person over 16) as a visitor and everyone must be screened upon entering the facility. 

Goshen County

Banner Health Community Hospital: Pediatric patients can have one adult visitor with them and laboring mothers may have one support person, but all other guests are barred from teh hospital. Deliveries of gifts, care packages, flowers or anything else will not be accepted at this time. 

Banner Health has canceled elective surgeries in two other states, but not Wyoming as of press time. The hospital won’t give “fit-for-work” clearances or test for the virus for an employer. 

The main entrance and emergency room entrance remain open to the public. 

Laramie County

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center: The hospital’s visiting hours are limited from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and patients may only have one visitor during the entirety of their stay. However, patients who are admitted and screened or test positive for the coronavirus won’t be allowed visitors.

Cancer Center patients are also only allowed one visitor. Visiting hours are the same as the hospital’s. 

The Davis Hospice Center is locked at all times, but visitors will be allowed in special circumstances, such as an end-of-life event or when the visitor is essential for the patient’s well-being. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. 

Natrona County

Wyoming Medical Center: Medically necessary surgeries will be conducted on a case-by-case basis. The schedule is checked daily for appropriateness in order to conserve resources. 

Medically necessary exams such as echocardiograms, pulmonary function tests and stress tests are still being scheduled. All procedures are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The Sleep Lab is closed. 

The NERD Health and Wellness Center’s health coaching, acupuncture and massage appointments are canceled. Pulmonary rehabilitation is canceled until further notice. The childbirth education and breastfeeding classes are canceled, as well as in-person lactation consultations. 

Visiting hours are now from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. A patient will be allowed one visitor per day, but exceptions will be made for comfort care or terminally ill patients. Pediatric parents and babies in the nursery can have both parents visit, but only one at a time. Visitors will go through a health screening before being allowed to enter.

Park County

Cody Regional Health: Pediatric patients admitted to the ER or inpatient services will be allowed one legal caregiver with them for the entirety of their stay. Maternity patients will have the same rules applied to them. Visitors aren’t allowed in the hospital otherwise. 

Health Fair lab draws have be canceled at all of CRH’s location. The orthopedics department is reduced to essential appointments only, including fractures, post-operation appointments and traumatic injuries. 

All elective procedures for radiology and cardiac catheterization procedures are canceled, except for critical diagnostic/testing procedures. Cedar Mountain Center rehab services are canceled. 

Pediatric clinic visits are reduced to only visits for newborns up to four months old. 

Certain medical practices, like internal medicine and cardiology, are reducing their hours for the time being. 

Platte County

Platte County Memorial Hospital: See entry for Banner Health Community Hospital in Goshen County. 

Sheridan County

Sheridan Memorial Hospital: Visitors aren’t allowed for most patients. Exceptions include OB patients, those coming in for surgery or an outpatient procedure, patients at the end of their life and pediatric patients, all of whom are allowed one support person. They will all be screened for illness symptoms before their visit. Patients and staff are also screened when they enter the building. 

Sweetwater County

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County: Anyone with a fever or cough is asked to wait to go to the emergency room before contacting the nurse triage line. 

Visitors are restricted except for OB and pediatric patients, as well as those at the end of their lives. They must be the same person for the OB and pediatric patients. No children are allowed as visitors. Everyone entering the hospital will be subjected to a temperature scan. 

Teton County

St. John’s Health: Patients can have only one designated visitor per day, but both parents can visit if the patient is a child. No one under 18 or displaying flu-like symptoms is allowed to visit. Everyone entering the hospital must wash their hands or use a sanitizer with a 60% alcohol base before entering. 

Emergency department patients can’t have visitors except one parent for a child or one caregiver for a patient who needs help communicating. 

The St. John’s Living Center is restricting all visitors except in the case of an end of life situation. It’s canceling all communal dining and group activities, both internally and externally. All staff are screened for fever and respiratory symptoms at the beginning of their shift. Residents are also being screened. 

The hospital can’t currently clear anyone to return to work after an illness. 

Uinta County

Evanston Regional Hospital: The ER is the only accessible door to patients at this time. Patients are allowed one to two visitors, but no one under 18 or displaying sickly symptoms. Everyone entering the facility will do a health screening. 

Weston County

Weston County Health Services: Visitors aren’t allowed at this time. People experiencing coronavirus symptoms are asked to call the center before arriving. 

Wyoming Coronavirus Cases Mostly Seen In Ages 60-69

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

The majority of Wyoming’s coronavirus cases have been diagnosed in people age 60 to 69, according to the state Department of Health.

The department’s statistics on the coronavirus outbreak showed that of the 53 cases confirmed in the state as of Thursday morning, 26 percent were found in people age 60 to 69.

The second-highest rate of infection was found in those age 50 to 59 years at almost 19 percent, followed by those age 40 to 49, at 17 percent, and those age 30 to 39 at 11.3 percent. Those age 70 to 79 made up 9.4 percent of the cases and the lowest prevalence of the cases was among those age 19 to 29 years, 3.8 percent.

No cases have been detected in anyone age 18 or younger.

The cause of most of the cases, 39.6 percent, is unknown. Contact with an infected person has been responsible for 37.7 percent of the cases, while domestic travel was cited as the cause for 18.9 percent of the cases. Only 3.8 percent of the cases were attributed to international travel.

Most of the people with coronavirus are women, 50.9 percent, while men make up 34 percent of the cases.

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Sheridan County Reports Recovery For Four Coronavirus Patients; 17 Statewide Recoveries

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

NOTE: This story is developing…

Four of the five people in Sheridan County diagnosed with coronavirus have recovered, according to county health officials.

The county’s Health Department, in its daily coronavirus update, said the four patients have ended their self-isolation.

Dr. Ian Hunter, the county’s health officer, urged all those who may have traveled outside of Sheridan recently to strongly consider quarantining themselves for two weeks.

Earlier in the week, Fremont County officials announced that two of the county’s coronavirus patients had also recovered.

Statewide Recoveries

Seventeen of the people diagnosed with coronavirus in the state have recovered, according to the Department of Health.

The department reported on Friday that of the 70 confirmed cases in the state, 12 individuals have been released from isolation. 

Kim Deti, a spokeswoman with the Department of Health, said the department considers someone “recovered” when they have gone 72 hours without a fever and have seen improvements in any respiratory problems.

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Wyoming Coronavirus Cases Up To 53; Johnson County Gets First Case

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The first case of coronavirus in Johnson County was diagnosed on Thursday as the state’s total case load increased to 53.

Increases Thursday morning were also seen in Laramie County, where the count rose by two, and in Teton County, which saw one new case added to its numbers.

Gov. Mark Gordon, during a Wednesday news conference, reminded Wyoming residents that as more coronavirus tests became available and were conducted, the number of confirmed cases in the state would rise.

As of Thursday morning, Fremont and Laramie counties both had 14 cases, Teton had seven, Natrona had six, Sheridan had four, Carbon had three and Albany, Campbell, Johnson, Park and Sweetwater counties had one case each.

Devils Tower Shuts Down

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The National Park Service Announced late Wednesday that Devils Tower will be closed until further notice.

“Effective immediately, Devils Tower National Monument is closed to all park visitors until further notice,” the Park Service said in a release. “There will be no visitor access permitted. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.”

The Park Service said the closure is due to a request of local public health officers from Crook County, WY.

“The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority,” the release reads. “The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Park Service said they would notify the public when they resume full operations and will provide updates on their website and social media channels.

In the meantime, updates about NPS operations will be posted here:

Gov. Gordon Urges Residents to Stay Home to Prevent Virus Spreading

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

The only way Wyoming residents will be able to avoid further restrictions on their actions will be to comply with the three orders now in place designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday.

Gordon, speaking during a news conference, said the state orders closing businesses and prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people have all been issued only after careful consideration.

“We are not trying to shut down Wyoming,” he said. “But your voluntary action and discipline will make the difference on whether we can slow the spread of COVID-19. I want to emphasize the orders we put in place are only effective if you take them seriously.”

Wyoming’s coronavirus case count on Wednesday stood at 44 and the state last week issued orders closing all business where more than 10 people are likely to gather, such as bars, theaters and fitness clubs. Also last week, the state prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people. 

On Tuesday, Gordon and Dr. Alexia Harrist, the state’s health officer, ordered the closure of businesses that provide personal services, such as hair salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors.Gordon said the best reason to limit the spread of the virus is to avoid overwhelming Wyoming’s health care providers.

“We want to make sure that should this crisis come in greater detail … that we have adequate hospital facilities,” he said. “It’s not just coronavirus that we are worried about this. If our hospitals are filled and somebody breaks a leg, you will not be able to be taken to a hospital.”

Mike Ceballos, director of the Wyoming Department of Health, echoed Gordon’s sentiments.

“We need to take this seriously,” he said. “The reason we issued these three orders is so we potentially and hopefully don’t need to take more draconian measures.”

Ceballos was one of several state officials who joined Gordon in the news conference to discuss what their agencies have been doing in response to the coronavirus. He said the state Public Health Laboratory has increased its coronavirus testing capacity by tenfold and has sent more than 2,500 sample collection kits to health care providers around the state.

Also attending the news conference was First Lady Jennie Gordon, whose Wyoming Hunger Initiative has created a task force of organizations that exist to address hunger in the state. Jennie Gordon said because of the task force’s work, the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies will be organizing mobile food pantries that will travel to different towns around Wyoming to offer assistance.

With business closures contributing to higher unemployment rates, Robin Cooley, director of the state’s Division of Workforce Services, said her agency has added 15 people to its claims processing center to keep up with the number of claims coming in.

“We are seeing more than the usual number of people seeking unemployment assistance,” she said. “Our unemployment insurance staff is keeping up with that demand. Those filing claims can expect to see benefits within two days of filing them.”

Cooley said the state is also looking into ways to keep workers on their jobs in the private sector through the use of federal dollars. She said as an example, federal money might be used to help employers buy computers to allow their workers to do their jobs from home.

The governor said the state is doing all it can to make sure Wyoming residents remain healthy and the state’s economy survives the pandemic, however, he said residents must do their part as well.

“It requires commitment from all of you to stay at home and be willing to sacrifice in the short term,” he said. “We must be honest about the enormity of this public challenge facing us and respond to it.”

F.E. Warren Air Force Base Implementing HPCON Charlie Due to Coronavirus

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An upgrade to F.E. Warren's nuclear missile systems could mean billions for SE Wyoming

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

F.E. Warren Air Force Base announced Wednesday that it increased the number of restrictions in place to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Base officials, in a news release, announced the base is now under “Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie.”

“We have to take the necessary actions to ensure we protect our mission,” 90th Missile Wing commander Col. Peter Bonetti said in the. “We are working closely with our regional, state and county officials to help the spread of the coronavirus in our community.”

The requirements of HPCON Charlie must be followed by all base service members, Department of Defense civilians, contractor employees and family members.

These measure include: restricted base access for non-essential visitors, no access for non-Department of Defense ID cardholders and limited access to the base for retirees and veterans. The latter group can access the base on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4:30 p.m. They will be permitted access to the commissary, the base exchange and the medical clinic.

Veterans and retirees picking up prescriptions on the base are asked to use the tent adjacent to the medical clinic. Directional signs will be posted.

Gate access has also been adjusted during this time. Gate One (located on Randall Avenue) is closed. Gate Two on Missile Drive is open for normal 24-hour operations. Gate Five on Central Avenue is currently open to commercial traffic only from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday.

Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming Commits $1M to Support Coronavirus Relief

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming’s Episcopal Churches are committing $1 million in support of Wyoming relief efforts for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Last week, the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming held an emergency meeting, where members of the board of directors of diocese’s foundation agreed to the donation.

Guidelines for the distribution of relief dollars haven’t yet been drafted. But the board unanimously voted to allocate funding, citing Jesus’ teaching to love one’s neighbors.

Wyoming Episcopalians are currently busy serving their communities by checking in on their neighbors, providing food and financial resources to local food banks and other agencies, as well as holding virtual prayer services. The virus has halted weekly worship across the state.

“The Diocese of Wyoming is committed to serving the people of this state and beyond,” the Rev. John Smylie, Bishop of the Diocese of Wyoming, said in a news release. “We’ve been providing nurture and care in the name of a loving God across the region for more than 100 years. It’s our duty and privilege now to step up in this way.”

The board plans to host weekly meetings to determine the needs of the community. The last conversation touched on support for front line workers, health care professionals and support staff, those who have lost their jobs because of the illness, issues related to hunger and support for local parishes and missions.

“Episcopalians in Wyoming are Monday-Saturday followers of Jesus who happen to get together on Sundays,” said the Rev. Jimmy Bartz, board member and rector of St. John’s in Jackson. “We’re already working hard seven days a week to dream of ways we can make a love-spreading difference in the lives of those negatively impacted by this crisis. It’s our hope that other dioceses across the country will create ways to generously and faithfully support their communities.”

Those wishing to add to this support effort may make a gift to the Episcopal Foundation for the Diocese of Wyoming designated for coronavirus relief.

Campbell County’s Patient With Coronavirus Describes What It’s Like

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Reprinted with permission from our friends at County 17

Campbell County’s first and only documented case of coronavirus says she’s “fine,” encourages community to stay home to slow the spread

“So, I’m the lone COVID-19 patient who has tested positive in Campbell County,” the Gillette wife and working mom told County 17, light-heartedly, via Facebook messenger Monday afternoon.

“Yep, that’s me,” she said.

In a candid 20-minute phone conversation that followed, the county resident revealed she wished to remain anonymous for the sake of her family and friends but felt compelled to share her experience with the virus over the past week and share her story.

“I kinda figured I’d speak out in an effort to maybe calm everyone down,” she said. “I know people are freaking out.”

There are some things she’d like the community to know about what it’s like to have the virus, and what’s important.

“I’m fine, really,” she began.

It started with a runny nose last Monday, she said.

Last Tuesday, on St. Patrick’s Day, she developed a cough and a low temperature.

“I thought I had a chest cold,” she said. “So, I decided to take off work and go to the doctor.”

The family’s physician tested her for flu. Negative.

Next, she was tested for RSV, a common respiratory virus. Also negative.

Last, the doctor said they’d be testing her for COVID-19.

She knew about the novel coronavirus, obviously. She’d read about the crisis in Wuhan, China online. She’d heard about cases in the U.S. and in Wyoming.

“I didn’t think I was going to test positive,” she said. “In fact, I can remember thinking the doctor was wasting a test. I hadn’t been out of the country. I hadn’t even been out of the state recently. I was just going to the doctors to see what could be done to treat the symptoms for my cold.”

She said she wasn’t really worried about the test results, but the family doctor, who she trusted, told her to stay at the house until they got the results back on Friday.

Thankfully, she followed her doctor’s orders and stayed home.

The doctor’s office called her early Friday afternoon to share her test results.

“They told me I had tested positive for coronavirus,” she said. “I denied it. I said, no. I don’t know. It’s not. Is it?” she recalled. She mostly remembers asking the voice on the other end of the line, “Now what?”

She’s going to have to isolate herself in her home away from family, the voice told her. “And the State (Health) Department is going to call and ask a bunch of questions including which people you’ve come into contact with outside of your family since Monday.”

Then, they hung up.

She tried to remember everyone she’d been in contact with. There were probably three or four people outside of her family and coworkers she had encountered, she thought.

Before she could even write the names down, she received a call from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

“They were very nice,” she recalled. They took down the names and made contact with those people, she said. They would likely be asked if they had experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, tiredness and difficulty breathing, and those who had displayed symptoms would likely get tested. To her knowledge, none did.

To prevent the spread of the virus in her home, she said the family has been using Clorox wipes and spray disinfectants nonstop. She wears a mask whenever she leaves the bedroom, which isn’t often, she admitted, and always uses the same plate, fork and cup before placing them directly in the dishwasher, which gets up to temperatures hot enough to kill the virus.

“We keep six feet away at all times,” she said.

Since contracting COVID-19, she said her husband has been on his A-game. Her mom and mother-in-law have been taking turns bringing groceries and arts and crafts to the doorstep, where they drop them off. “They’re mostly bringing things to help keep the kids fed and busy,” she laughed. “But some of the crafty things have been kinda cool.”

“The kids and I have to speak through the bedroom door,” she said. “My husband, too. Even the dogs, since they don’t know yet too much about if it can transfer from humans to pets and we don’t want to risk it. We love our pets.”

She paused, presumably thinking of the experience as a whole.

“I might be able to go back out into the public on Thursday,” she said optimistically. “But, we’ll have to wait and see. The state of Wyoming actually has an order out on all of us – the 29 confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide – so, we will all need permission first before reentering society.”

Per protocol, a patient who tests positive for COVID-19 must be cleared by the WDH.

“I have had a really bad cough and runny nose and a slight fever,” she told County 17 when asked about her symptoms. “But, for the most part, I’m fine, really.”

She continued, “I don’t have any underlying health issues beyond asthma and I’m not struggling to beat the virus even with that,” she said. “I’ve been taking oral steroids and Tylenol. That’s it.”

Next, she asked that we assure our readers she has not left home. She added that she did not go to any local stores or restaurants when she was not feeling well.

“Tell everyone I didn’t go to out… I didn’t do anything,” she said. “Let people know I’m not out infecting!”

Although the illness hasn’t been anything major for her, specifically, she said, “If everybody just spent some time with their families right now and stayed home for the recommended 15 days, or more, I think a lot of the virus will kinda weed its way out of the community and we’d all be better off.”

Stay home with your families, she stressed, repeatedly.

“COVID-19 has brought our family closer together,” she said. “Let it do the same for yours.”

As states including Ohio, Louisiana and Delaware became the latest to announce statewide stay-at-home orders on Sunday resulting from the toll of the coronavirus outbreak, which grew to more than 31,000 cases and 390 deaths in the U.S. last week, and quickly, Campbell County’s only reported case, although experiencing just minor symptoms herself, urged members of the community to heed the advice and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Wyoming Department of Health among others.

“Stay at home,” she said. “Self-isolate, whenever possible, and limit your regular activities and social gatherings. Do your part to reduce the risk of spreading and contracting the virus.”

She still can’t quite figure out how she contracted the virus, she said. Although, she admitted, she had traveled to Sheridan for an appointment on or around the week of Monday, March 9.

As of today, Tuesday, March 24, at 7:45 a.m., she remains the only patient reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 in Campbell County.

To date, 29 people in Wyoming have tested positive for COVID-19 across eight counties, including Fremont, Laramie, Sheridan, Teton, Carbon, Natrona and Campbell counties, per WHD.

“Quarantine isn’t much fun, but I would much rather be in quarantine at home and know that I’m not exposing anyone else to this — and I’m doing my part to help stop the spread of the virus,” she added. “I know not everyone else who has tested positive has been so lucky.”

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