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Three more cases of COVID-19 reported in Department of Corrections testing

The Wyoming Medium correctional Institution in Torrington. (Wyoming Department of Corrections)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Corrections is reporting three more positive COVID-19 test results among corrections staff and contractors. The latest cases come from the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington.

The WDOC reports that COVID-19 testing was completed last week for all inmates, staff and contract staff at the facility.  A total of 935 tests were conducted. 

Positive results were reported for two staff members and one contract health care staff.  There were no positive results reported within the inmate population.    

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This brings the total number of tests completed through WDOC’s mandatory testing process to 2,122. 

As previously reported, there were 24 positive test results from the Wyoming State Penitentiary’s round of testing- 15 inmates, 2 staff and 7 contract staff. 

“Those individuals are currently in recovery.  There were no positive test results reported from the Wyoming Honor Farm’s round of testing,” a WDOC statement said Monday.

Testing began today at the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp and Boot Camp in Newcastle. 

Those numbers will be reported when all test results are back. 

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.