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Mayor Orr issues statement on business restrictions in Cheyenne

Cheyenne’s Mayor and the president of City Council have released a joint statement, following the announcement on restrictions for several of Cheyenne’s businesses. The restrictions come surrounded by concern over COVID-19, an illness caused by coronavirus. “Essential city services, police, fire, sanitation, and snow removal will continue to operate,” Marian Orr and Dr. Mark Rinne […]

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Breaking: Bars, restaurant dining among those ordered closed in Laramie County amid COVID-19 pandemic

An emergency public health order related to COVID-19 was issued in Laramie County today, according to a release. The order states that after three individuals in the City of Cheyenne tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, officials have decided to close public spaces, including all bars and restaurants dining areas. Restaurants can still offer […]

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Wyoming’s courts, governor, back stricter COVID-19 measures as cases rise to 18

Mar 18, 2020 By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press and Oil City staff CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming state courts suspended all but the most pressing in-person proceedings Wednesday while Gov. Mark Gordon overrode his own earlier remarks and fully endorsed federal guidelines to help control the coronavirus. Just a few hours after President Donald Trump […]

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Pathways residential treatment integrates art, music, and movement

CASPER, Wyo. —  Wyoming Behavioral Institute is integrating art, music therapy, and movement in the Pathways psychiatric residential treatment curriculum, through collaboration with local organizations and individuals. “We continually update our programming in the Pathways program to make it more engaging, relevant and therapeutically valuable to our patients,” says CEO Mike Phillips. “We want the […]

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WMC evaluating non-emergency surgeries on a case by case basis amid COVID-19 outbreak

CASPER, Wyo. — In order to strategically plan for a limited amount of “personal protective equipment,” the Wyoming Medical Center is evaluating non-medically necessary surgeries on a case-by-case basis amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  A patient requiring a knee surgery, for example, may see that operation postponed until the WMC is confident they have sufficient personal protective equipment for […]

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Wyoming updates COVID-19 testing priorities, WMC screening clinic sees 155 more patients

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health have updated the way they prioritize which people should receive testing for COVID-19 coronavirus. “Testing priorities have been updated to reflect the changing epidemiology of the outbreak in Wyoming,” the Wyoming Department of Health said on Wednesday, March 18. “The Wyoming Public Health Laboratory (WPHL) will prioritize […]

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Protective equipment ‘dwindling’ for Natrona health officials, COVID-19 test kits too few

CASPER, Wyo. —Natrona County Health Officer Dr. Ghazi Ghanem said at a press conference on Wednesday, March 18 that the Casper-Natrona County Health Department and the Wyoming Medical Center are seeing some shortages of supplies. He said that “personal protective equipment” needed by medical professionals when working with sick patients are “dwindling” amid the outbreak […]

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Trials postponed, Nordic Lodge closed; otherwise “business as usual” at county

CASPER, Wyo. —  Officials say that it is, for the most part, “business as usual,” with Natrona County offices. Eric Nelson, Natrona County Attorney, said he was speaking on behalf of the Natrona County Commissioners when he announced that all county offices would be open and serving the public. “We are working with Casper-Natrona County […]

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Governor recommends using delivery or take-out, Casper mayor says eating at restaurants okay

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon said during a Wednesday, March 18 press conference that people should use delivery, take-out or drive through options when ordering food from local restaurants during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. “We should use good judgement, avoid unnecessary travel, keep social gatherings to groups of fewer than 10 people, and […]

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Third person tests positive for COVID-19 in Cheyenne

Wednesday morning, a third individual tested positive for COVID-19 in Cheyenne, according to a release from the City of Cheyenne. “The Cheyenne Laramie County Health Department, Emergency Management, and all elected officials in the city and county are working together collaboratively to ensure the safety of public health,” the statement continued. The statement released Wednesday […]

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Casper/Natrona dispatch center pre-screening all 911 calls for potential COVID-19 cases

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper Fire-EMS Department says that all 911 calls to the Casper/Natrona Public Safety Communications Center are being subjected to new protocols due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. “Dispatchers are pre-screening all 911 calls received at the dispatch center,” the department said on Wednesday, March 18. “A list of questions are being […]