Campbell County Public Health (CCPH) received notification late Friday afternoon that an adult female from Gillette has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a release from CCPH. This marks the first case in Campbell County.
CCPH is working closely with the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) to assess and monitor the patient, who is currently quarantined at home, according to CCPH Public Information Officer Ivy Castleberry. Right now, they are not releasing any additional information about the patient or whether she has recently traveled out of the country or state.
“We are still just getting details,” Castleberry said, “and we’ll release information as it becomes available.”
Castleberry urged residents not to panic, and said she is not aware of any additional confirmed cases within the county.
“While we hoped no one in Campbell County would be infected,” she said, “we are well trained and prepared to handle this situation.”
She reiterated the importance of proper hand washing, avoiding contact with ill people, whenever possible, staying home if you are sick and practicing common sense and social distancing.
As of Friday evening at 5 p.m., there have been 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state of Wyoming across six counties, including nine in Fremont County, four in both Laramie and Sheridan counties, and one each in Park, Teton and, now, Campbell County.
More information about the coronavirus is available on the WDH website.
Additional information as well as an up-to-date count of national cases can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.