CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has announced the donation of 2,400 medical face masks to the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health.
When the media began reporting that medical workers were in short supply of masks, WOGCC says that supervisor Mark Watson recalled that the agency had several cases in storage from the H1N1 epidemic. Watson then gave approval to donate the masks.
“It was a great honor representing the WOGCC, bringing four cases of face masks to the Natrona County Department of Health. It was such a wonderful and uplifting feeling to help our community in such dire need,” stated Nikki Oliver the WOGCC Senior Human Resource Associate.
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The Natrona County Emergency Operations Center is still looking for donations of PPE, or Personal Protective Equipment, for healthcare professionals on the frontlines of the coronavirus caused COVID-19 pandemic.
A PPE Donation Center has been established at the Mills Police Department and is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
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What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.
If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.
Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.
For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: email@example.com
- Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.