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Casper Municipal Court suspends all in-person proceedings

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CASPER, Wyo. —  Casper Municipal Court is suspending all in-person proceedings, during the current COVID)-19 Pandemic.

“Michael K. Davis, Chief Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court has issued an Emergency Order implementing measures to protect the health and welfare of the public and court personnel throughout Wyoming, while still permitting the essential functions to proceed in a timely manner.” That according to a statement from the City of Casper, regarding operations at Municipal Court.

The Order advises all Circuit and District Courts to suspend in-person proceedings, except in specified circumstances where required by law and the constitution. The Casper Municipal Court says they are adopting the Order. 

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“All cases which require court appearances or that have been scheduled for bench trial or case review for the next three (3) weeks are being rescheduled if you wish to appear in Court. Judge Lund asks that if you do not get a phone call rescheduling your initial appearance that is set during the next three (3) weeks you should call the Court. Judge Lund is still encouraging online, phone, and mail-in payments as much as possible.  There is also a public drop mail slot where envelopes will be provided outside the court payment window. Judge Lund asks that if you make a payment at the drop slot please include on the envelope your name, docket number/charge, and a current mailing address. All payments will be processed daily and a receipt mailed to the address provided. The staff will continue diligently working, taking phone calls and answering questions. “

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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:

  • 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.