Watch the daily Casper-Natrona County COVID-19 Press Conference here - Casper, WY Oil City News
Oil City News Logo

Watch the daily Casper-Natrona County COVID-19 Press Conference here

Courtesy of the COVID-19 Joint Information Center

BREAKING UPDATE: Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon issued closure order for public spaces.

CASPER, Wyo. —  Multiple agencies in the city of Casper and Natrona County have announced that they will hold press briefings each weekday at during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Oil City News is committed to bringing these press briefings to our community live whenever possible.

LIVE UPDATES (please refresh frequently to follow latest developments):

Article continues below...

  • Please send message to COVID@cnch.org to add closures or changes in operations for inclusion on www.natrona.info
  • Municipal Court Suspending all proceedings.
  • NCSD – Food service providing takeaway lunch meal to individuals 18 and under.
  • Board of Natrona County Commissioners has made the decision to close the courthouse to public access. Old courthouse as well as Nat. County Road and Bridge will be closed. Airport, NCSO are still open.
  • Wyoming Medical Center Interruptions/Closures: Inpatient and outpatient surgeries, procedures and tests- each are being looked at on a case-by-case basis. Sleep Lab is closed. Nerd Health and Wellness Center is closed. Pulmonary rehab is cancelled. Mother and baby classes are cancelled.
    • Lactation consultations are cancelled. Please call 307-577-2942 for other educational consultation
  • No confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Natrona County.
  • 18 confirmed cases in Sheridan, Laramie, Park, Teton, and Fremont Counties.
  • Casper Nat. County Health Department: COVID-19 tests taking 1-3 days to be returned.
  • Mayor Steve Freel: Proposed public health order pending approval from state.
    • (The following is not comprehensive -Ed.)
    • Any gathering of 10 or more prohibited.
    • Establishments Closed: Bars, beauty salons, child amusement centers, adult entertainment, communal pools, gyms, museums
    • Restaurants may remain open
      • Prohibition on dine-in services.
      • Allow curbside or takeout
      • Discouraging cash
      • Use of cleansing measures
      • Online/telephone transactions encouraged
  • Mayor Steve Freel: Please do not overstock on goods. Do not deplete stores, please leave some for others.


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.


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.