CASPER, Wyo. — Details have been released in two recent COVID-19 cases that were confirmed in Natrona County. The information was released by the Casper-Natrona County Health Department at a public briefing Tuesday, April 8, 2020.
According to CNCHD spokesperson Hailey Bloom, the cases are not related to each other, and one case stems from the Natrona County Juvenile Detention Center.
- Case #26 – Monday, April 6th, 2020; is a juvenile who is incarcerated at the Natrona County Regional Juvenile Detention Center
- Case #27 – Wednesday, April 8th, 2020; is a female in her sixties whose exposure is believed to be related to direct contact with a known positive
“As part of policy, all new intakes are placed in quarantine upon arrival,” Bloom said regarding the individual at the Natrona County Regional Juvenile Detention Center. “In accordance with this, this juvenile has been in isolation since arriving at the facility and will continue to remain in isolation to avoid further transmission to others.”
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The juvenile is reportedly being being monitored, is under the supervision of medical staff, and is reportedly receiving appropriate medical care.
“At this time, we believe there is no risk to other juveniles in the facility and staff are taking appropriate precautions,” Bloom said.
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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.