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COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID Variant, Low Vaccination Rates Contribute To Wyoming COVID Spike

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  A recent spike in coronavirus cases that has caused the number of active cases in Wyoming to grow to levels not seen...
A Campbell County Public Health nurse draws up a syringe of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Campbell County Senior Center. (Photo: County 17/Brooke Byelich)

WDH urges COVID-19 vaccine, cites effectiveness

Nearly all of the Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 recently were not fully vaccinated, which reportedly illustrates the effectiveness of approved vaccines, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced Thursday. Of the more...
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Delta variant detected in Wyoming, ‘of concern’ to Wyoming Health Department

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  A more contagious variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Wyoming, the Wyoming Department of Health confirmed to Cowboy State Daily...

Gordon explains ARP fund plans, emphasizes long-term benefits

By Joel Funk, WyoFile Wyoming should prioritize long-term goals rather than short-term wants when it comes to handling more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, Gov. Mark Gordon told the Legislature’s...

School districts’ uses of federal relief funds worry lawmakers

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Some lawmakers are worried that school districts are using federal pandemic-relief and recovery funds to add new positions and purchase equipment that might add to ongoing costs for the state. The anxiety...

Ex-BLM head: Wyo rancher suing Biden over racial discrimination gets help from legal ruling

By Jen Kocher, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  A Wyoming rancher suing the federal government because of race-based exclusions in a coronavirus relief program may be helped by a recent...
Each person who receives the COVID-19 vaccination was given a card with their vaccine information and information on dates for their second vaccination. (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

Wyoming holding course despite lagging vaccination rate

By Joel Funk, WyoFile Wyoming’s Covid-19 vaccination rate remains among the lowest in the nation, yet the state has declined to set quantifiable goals, offer incentives or otherwise modify its approach to address the underperformance. Almost...

Public health orders being phased out, WDH says

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced Friday the state has reached its final phase of statewide public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the immediate removal of one of the final...
Coronavirus-Related Death Announced in Nursing Home. (H/t WDH)

No new COVID-19 deaths, cases reported from Wyoming nursing homes

Wyoming is one of several states to report no new coronavirus-related deaths or cases among nursing home residents and staff recently, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. The state joined six others- Alaska, Rhode...
Gov. Mark Gordon with pin on lapel in front of flag

Governor Gordon withdraws Wyoming from COVID-era unemployment programs

Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon on Tuesday announced that Wyoming will end its participation in federal supplemental unemployment benefits in order to address workforce shortages being...