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COVID-19 STATE AND FEDERAL RESOURCES: EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

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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.

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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.

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This map shows the county-by-county cases of coronavirus in Wyoming, updated as of 10:10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020.

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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.

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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.

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A second Converse County resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a press release from the Converse County Emergency Management Agency.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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On Wednesday, the United States Senate passed a massive $2.2 trillion stimulus package to save the U.S. economy from the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering up tens of billions of dollars in new spending to help American workers and industry. But what does that mean for you?

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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…

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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…

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A dead body was found in a vehicle at a Platte River fishing access that was found around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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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.

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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.’”

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In a roundabout way, Maggie Esselman needed special dispensation from her pastor to begin the mask campaign that’s taking over Douglas right now.

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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…