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62nd case of COVID-19 confirmed for Natrona County


The Casper-Natrona County Health Department has announced an additional positive COVID-19 case within Natrona County.

This brings the case count to 62 confirmed positive COVID-19 case in Natrona County.

After initial contact, Casper Natrona County Health Department say they have gathered the following information on the new case:

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Case #62 – Sunday, May 31st, 2020; is a female in her thirties whose exposure is currently unknown with possibility of community transmission

The Casper-Natrona County Health Departmen says theyt and the Wyoming Department of Health are working to complete contact tracing on the new case.

“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. Due to increased testing capacity, we will provide testing to any contacts who may need it,” a written statement said Sunday. “All individuals who are pending test results or
identified as possibly exposed are being contacted and advised of appropriate precautions to
prevent further spread of illness within the community.”

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department says they want to reminds the public that COVID-19 is still in the community.

“Following the recommendations including washing hands often, using hand sanitizer when hand washing is unavailable, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, practicing social distancing, covering the mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and in public, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily helps slow the spread,” county health officials said Sunday.

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.