Watch Live: 3/20/20 Daily COVID-19 briefing from Natrona County Joint Info Center - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Watch Live: 3/20/20 Daily COVID-19 briefing from Natrona County Joint Info Center

CASPER, Wyo. —  Multiple agencies in the city of Casper and Natrona County have announced that they will hold press briefings each weekday at during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Oil City News is committed to bringing these press briefings to our community live whenever possible.

LIVE UPDATES (please refresh frequently to follow latest developments):

  • Preventative measures have been taken out by the Casper Natrona County Airport Terminal.
  • Casper College Campus Facilities are closed until closures of public places are lifted. Remote instruction may continue to end of the semester.
  • Monday March 23rd- Driver’s License will restrict number of person in the office to ten in the Casper office, 8 in the Douglas office.
    • Essential services will still continue, including most Highway Patrol operations and plowing.
  • Wyoming Medical Center: New tele-health screening hotline to open Monday March 23rd. Symptomatic people can call the hotline, and based on questions will be triaged by registered nurse.
    • 307-233-7288 Mon-Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) intended for Natrona County residents only.
  • Casper Natrona County Health Department: No confirmed cases in Natrona County
    • 19 cases in Sheridan Laramie, Park, Fremont, Park, and Teton Counties
  • Blood banks need stock for those in need. Healthy and non-symptomatic persons are asked to call ahead to local blood banks to arrange a donation.
  • Natrona County Courthouse remains closed to the public, however operations continue.
    • County Clerk will offer curbside voter registration 307-235-9217 to make an appointment.
    • Marriage licenses by appointment only
    • Vehicle titling still processed through mail
    • Treasurer’s office still accepting mail or online property tax payments.
    • Motor vehicle registration conducted online and via mail.
      • County does not have power to extend registration deadlines
    • Townsend justice center is open to public.
      • All filings encouraged by mail
      • Restitution and Child Support payments encouraged by mail
        • 307-235-9243 for court questions
    • County website is www.natrona.net
  • Closures and orders by Governor Gordon
    • Law enforcement has authority to enforce order
      • County hopes that won’t be necessary.
  • Mayor Steve Freel’s proposal has been approved by state and county officials.
  • Casper Airport could see reduction of flights reduced by 50% as early as next week, through approximately May.

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.

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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.


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.