Watch Live: 3/23/20 Daily COVID-19 briefing from Natrona County Joint Info Center - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Watch Live: 3/23/20 Daily COVID-19 briefing from Natrona County Joint Info Center

Daily press briefing with local health and law enforcement officials were held at the Casper Events Center, which was closed to events and used for COVID-19 coordination. Press briefings will now be held online. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

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):

  • Meeting start time is scheduled for 3:00 pm
  • Scheduled briefing is scheduled to be short to allow for briefing with President Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force at 3:30 pm MDT
  • Shortage of needed items, including gloves and masks, and must be saved.
    • This is why some non-emergent medical procedures are being cancelled.
  • Donations of personal protective equipment: Masks, nitrile gloves, face shields, and gowns.
    • These are the only donations needed at this time.
    • Please take donations to Mills Police Department.
  • Natronaschools.org for K-12 continued academic engagement resources for enrichment and practice.
  • Natrona County only has 1 confirmed case of COVID-19. There are 26 cases statewide.
  • Female in 50s, tested last week. Believe she contracted during inter-Wyoming Travel.
    • Patient is self-quarantining
    • Anyone identified as exposed or at risk, in relation to this case, has been contacted
  • 83 tests given in Natrona County
    • 16 tests still pending.
  • Salon closures
    • Ordered closed
  • Hotline, 577-9892, is still a resource for those without primary care providers. Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tele-health hotline open- 307-233-7288, Patients who are experiencing respiratory illness symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throats, nasal and chest congestion, and others can call the hotline and will be triaged by a registered nurse. Tele-health hotline is open 8-5 Monday through Friday

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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: 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.