Health Department: 2 new Natrona County COVID-19 cases, total of 49 statewide - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Health Department: 2 new Natrona County COVID-19 cases, total of 49 statewide

Casper-Natrona County Public Health Public Information Officer Hailey Bloom speaks to a room of media members, during a COVID-19 press conference on March 16, 2020 (Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. – The Casper-Natrona County Health Department is reporting two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Natrona County, adding up to six total.

The additional positive results make Wyoming’s total count 49 as of 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The full release follows:

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At approximately 6:45 PM on March 25th the Casper-Natrona County Health Department received notice of two additional cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community.  This brings the Natrona County case totals to 6 confirmed cases. Statewide, there are 49 cases in the following counties: Sheridan, Laramie, Park, Fremont, Teton, Albany, Campbell, Sweetwater, Carbon and Natrona.

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department and the Wyoming Department of Health are diligently working to complete thorough contact tracing on any positive cases identified in Natrona County.  This process includes interviewing the positive patient, gathering travel history or possible places of exposure, and identifying and reaching out to any possible contacts as soon as possible. We assure you, we are working rigorously to identify and locate anyone else who may be ill or at risk from exposure and recommend they take the necessary precautions. 

The newly confirmed positive cases, as well as immediate household members, are currently self-quarantining at the recommendation of health officials.  

All positive patients are being monitored by health officials to ensure appropriate precautions are being taken to prevent further spread of illness within the community.  We will be providing more information as it is available on this rapidly developing situation at the Natrona County Emergency Operations Center, Joint Information Center news briefing on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM which will be broadcast live on Casper-Natrona County Health Department Facebook page, City of Casper Youtube and local FOX and ABC channels.

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.