CASPER, Wyo — Although the past weeks have brought changes and challenges for Wyoming residents, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming has watched as people came together and did their part. For some, doing your part meant staying at home, and for others—medical personnel and grocery store workers alike, it meant showing up to work every day.
Our small state thrives when all of us come together to help others in their homes and communities, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming (BCBSWY) wants to share appreciation for the acts of caring we’re witnessing across the state. In addition, we want to show the state we remain as committed as ever to do our part to help our neighbors.
By teaming up with the Wyoming Hunger Initiative, we helped make sure Wyoming families don’t go hungry during these uncertain times. Started by First Lady Jennie Gordon, the goal of the Wyoming Hunger Initiative is to end childhood hunger in Wyoming. BCBSWY’s gift of $100,000 will support local anti-hunger programs and help build programs, like Food from the Field, that will have a lasting impact on solving food insecurity in Wyoming communities.
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“Food scarcity is near and dear to our hearts, because it’s hard to stay healthy if you’re hungry. Now, with so many of our Wyoming neighbors struggling to make ends meet, this is one more way we can help,” said Diane Gore, president and CEO of BCBSWY.
“We’re launching #WyomingTogether as a way to recognize the many ways people have come together to offer a neighborly hand to support each other, local businesses, health care providers and the people who keep our state running”, Gore said. “BCBSWY is committed to doing what we can, and we’re encouraged by what we see others are doing.”
BCBSWY invites you to join us as we recognize acts of #WyomingTogether and share gratitude those who showed up for work every day during this pandemic to keep our communities safe and healthy.
About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming (BCBSWY), a not-for-profit health insurer and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Rooted in Wyoming for the past 75 years, BCBSWY provides access to high quality health care coverage, services and programs to help our members make the best health care decisions and get the best care. With 10 locations across Wyoming, we provide hometown service to residents and businesses while serving people and charitable organizations in communities around the state. Learn more about us at BCBSWY.com.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.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.