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VNEA State Pool canceled, Spring Fest w/ Nelly postponed

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. – The Casper Events Center has added two more scheduled events that have been disrupted by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

The annual VNEA State 8-Ball Pool Tournament scheduled for March 25-29 has been canceled this year.

The move comes after the federal government urged crowds of no larger than 10 people to gather to help ease the spread of the contagious virus.

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Also announced today is the postponment of the 4/2020 Spring Fest Featuring Nelly event scheduled for April 29.

The show, which also features Chingy, Twista, Do or Die and Sloan Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony, will be rescheduled for October 30, according to a release.

“Currently held tickets will be honored for the new date, and no action is needed. Your ticket will be honored for the rescheduled date. For any further ticket inquiries please reach out to point of purchase,” said the release.

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:

  • 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.