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Natrona County EOC cancels COVID-19 press conference on Good Friday

Casper-Natrona County Health Department public information officer Hailey Bloom talks during a Joint Information Center briefing on Friday, March 27. (City of Casper via YouTube)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County Emergency Operations Center has decided to cancel a press conference which was scheduled for Friday, April 10.

“In lieu of an emergent development, the NC Emergency Operations Center has made the decision to cancel our previously scheduled news brief for Friday, April 10th, 2020,” Rebakah Ladd, representative for the EOC Joint Information said. “Tomorrow is also an observed holiday for the county, Good Friday.”

“Thank you for your understanding, and on behalf of all of us here in the EOC, Happy Easter.”

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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:

  • 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.