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Wyoming officials to discuss COVID-19, school reopening plans at Wednesday press conference

Governor Mark Gordon addresses the state during a breifing on April 15, 2020 (courtesy of Wyoming PBS YouTube)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon will be joined by other state officials Wednesday, July 1 to provide COVID-19 related updates during a 2:30 pm press conference.

Gordon will be joined by State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist and Wyoming Superintendent Jillian Balow, according to a Monday release from the governor’s office.

Harrist will speak in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. Balow will join the governor to speak about Wyoming’s “Smart Start Working Group.” Gordon tasked that group with “developing guidance for school re-openings this fall.”

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“The briefing will be streamed live on Wyoming PBS television, the Wyoming PBS’ Facebook page and Wyoming PBS YouTube channel,” Gordon’s office said.

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.