Because of testing supply issues, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) will be limiting testing available through the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the department’s established priority patients and situations.
The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.
Lorraine Adams didn’t suspect she had COVID-19 until she read that a symptom of the disease is losing your sense of taste and smell.
Forty-eight neighbors who kissed a bride in Thermopolis in October 1918 during a charivari all came down with Spanish influenza as a result, a Gillette newspaper reported as Wyoming struggled with its first major viral epidemic.
As of Thursday, the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) approved Adapted Learning Plans for all 48 school districts. Each district was required to submit a unique plan that lays out the strategies each district is implementing to continue to educate students while schools are closed due to…
Wyoming’s mineral industries have asked Gov. Mark Gordon to consider mining and drilling operations “essential” activities in anticipation of further potential business restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.
Converse County Public Health in conjunction with Converse County Emergency Management have announced the third positive COVID-19 case in Converse County today.
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) unemployment insurance division announced today a change in its unemployment insurance claims filing process in order to better serve citizens seeking benefits.
At least five of the coronavirus patients in Fremont County are critically ill and breathing with the assistance of ventilators, the county’s health officer said Wednesday.
The Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) announced a temporary waiver April 1 which allows the use of winter blend diesel and gasoline until the transition can be made to summer blends.
As reported coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continue to go up and because not everyone who may be ill can be tested, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official is offering advice on what residents who are sick with a respiratory illness should do.
Children have been out of school for a few weeks due to state-mandated closures directly related to the COVID-19 virus, and Douglas schools will remain closed at least through April 17, officials decided last week.
A second Converse County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a press release from the Converse County Emergency Management Agency.
Governor Mark Gordon has signed an Executive Order (EO) permitting restaurants and bars and grills with a Wyoming liquor license to sell malt beverages and wine with take-out and curbside food orders. The expanded privileges, effective immediately, will help businesses supplement sales durin…
The King's Portion needs help dealing with increased demand due to the novel coronavirus’ impact on the local community, King's Portion President and founder Sheila Harr said.
The number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming tripled in the course of a week, but only 16 of those patients have been hospitalized, according to the state’s health officer.
Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health have extended the school closure date, according to a press release released March 30.
The confirmed number of coronavirus cases increased to 94 on Monday morning with seven new cases reported in five counties. Teton and Sheridan counties saw their case counts go up by two each, while one new case was detected in Fremont, Laramie and Natrona counties.
This map shows the county-by-county cases of coronavirus in Wyoming, updated as of 7:16 p.m. March 29. One new case reported in Natrona County brings the statewide total to 87.
The Wyoming Hunger Initiative task force recently launched an online clearinghouse to help families struggling with food access and insecurity in Wyoming during the COVID-19 pandemic. The website has a county-by-county listing of resources on the Wyoming Hunger Initiative website.
The number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew to 82 on Saturday morning as the Department of Health reported nine new cases in seven counties, including the first cases in Converse and Sublette counties.
The Converse County Public Health Department, in conjunction with Converse County Emergency Management received notification today, March 27 of one individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The individual lives in Converse County.
Wyoming officials on Friday extended for two weeks the public health orders closing some businesses and putting limits on gatherings as the state’s total number of coronavirus cases grew to 73.
In light of the extension of the three existing orders by Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health to keep schools closed through April 17, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow has issued guidance for school districts’ safe, but continued, operation during the …
Governor Mark Gordon announced today that the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) and the Wyoming Workforce Development Council (WWDC) are offering $300,000 in grants to support businesses in order to avert or shorten layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wyoming.
Coronavirus is taking a bite out of local businesses on Main Street and now the implications for agriculture are beginning to take shape, said the rural entrepreneurship specialist with University of Wyoming Extension.
Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 17 to slow community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect lives.
Safety resources for Converse County residents facing domestic violence, sexual assault or other abusive emergency crisis situations are still available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wyoming’s coronavirus case count skyrocketed to 70 on Friday as Health Department officials diagnosed 14 new cases in seven counties.
As unemployment claims across the U.S. have skyrocketed to unprecedented rates, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has seen a similar pattern in the Cowboy State.
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With coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) now affecting many aspects of daily life, Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) representatives want residents to recognize the need to take care of their mental health along with protecting themselves from disease.“We know this outbreak is likely stress…
A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout April.
Wyomingites need to respond aggressively to the coronavirus rapidly disrupting jobs, said a University of Wyoming Extension personal finance specialist.Gov. Mark Gordon’s order to close public spaces meant those who work in the entertainment, restaurant and bar, travel, retail and hospitalit…
In an unprecedented move, The Douglas Budget and Glenrock Independent newspapers are working side-by-side with KKTY Radio and numerous other business and civic leaders in a media blitz to remind Converse County residents that it’s up to them to help their communities’ small businesses surviv…
Governor Mark Gordon issued a plea to Wyomingites to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during a press conference today.
The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming raised more than $3.4 million in its March 24, 2020, quarterly oil and gas lease sale, facilitating economic opportunities and infrastructure investment in local communities. The BLM received bids on 75 parcels totaling about 71,689 acres.
There’s a famous quote by Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers, that he used to comfort children during various tragedies: “During times of disaster my mother would say to me ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
To increase social distancing in support of the state’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) urges the public to take advantage of the Executive Order Governor Mark Gordon issued allowing for a 90-day grace period for expired driver licen…