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‘COVID-19 in Wyoming’ website launching featuring collected media of pandemic era

This photo of the Tyrannosaurus rex statue in front of UW’s Geological Museum was taken in 2020. (Richard Travsky Photo via University of Wyoming)

CASPER, Wyo — A new website collects the stories and experiences unique to Wyoming during the time of the the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to University of Wyoming release Saturday, the “COVID-19 in Wyoming” website features photos, interviews, crafts, ads, and other media shared with the Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming State Museum and the UWs American Heritage Center (AHC).

Also included are photos of homemade masks; COVID monologues from a performing arts studio, website messages from state officials, interviews of college students, and protest photos.

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“Bringing together these stories at the Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming State Museum and the AHC will paint a picture for what future generations see, hear and understand about this unique time,” UW said.

Those wishing to add their own story or find more information can email State Archivist Kathy Marquis at kathy.marquis@wyo.gov; Jennifer Alexander, Wyoming State Museum, at jennifer.alexander@wyo.gov; or AHC Archivist Sara Davis at sarad@uwyo.edu.

The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:

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: covid@cnchd.org

  • 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.