County 10 August 2, 2021
(Fremont County, WY) — Fremont County Public Health shared Monday afternoon that COVID cases are once again on the rise locally. Their update stated, “the Delta variant is dominant in Wyoming and is likely a factor with most new cases.”
The latest COVID numbers for Fremont County are shared below from the Wyoming Department of Health COVID-19 Case Dashboard, which can be viewed here.
“The Delta variant spreads more easily than previous variants and may be more likely to lead to serious illness,” Fremont County Public Health explained. “Vaccination offers excellent protection, but a small percentage of those who have already been vaccinated for COVID may still become infected and may spread the virus.”
Below are suggestions from the department.
Please help us protect each other:
1. Stay home if you are sick. Symptoms of COVID can include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea and congestion or runny nose. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
2. Social distance as much as possible. Stay 6 feet away from others you don’t live with. Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
3. Get vaccinated. Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are available at Public Health. Please log onto our scheduling website to sign up.
4. Get tested if you are symptomatic or have been in contact with a positive case. Curative trailers for free testing are at the Wind River Casino in Riverton and the Shoshone Rose Casino in Lander.
5. Follow quarantine and isolation guidelines. Learn more at the Wyoming Department of Health website.
6. Wear a mask in indoor public spaces. This is most important for those 2 years and older that are not fully vaccinated or those that are fully vaccinated but with weakened immune systems.
7. Wash your hands often. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer.
8. Avoid touching your eyes nose and mouth. Cover all coughs and sneezes.
10. Monitor your daily health. Seek emergency medical care or care from your provider if severe symptoms occur including trouble breathing; chest pain or pressure; new confusion; or pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips or nail beds.