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Jessica Schurtz, RN at Campbell County Public Health, draws up the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be given to one of the senior citizens in Campbell County. (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

Wyoming becomes latest state to ban vaccine passports

By Derek Draplin, The Center Square Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon on Friday issued a directive blocking state agencies from using vaccine passports. The directive requires state agencies, boards and commissions to “provide full access to state...

Counties at highest risk for COVID harm often have lowest vaccination rates

By Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica This story was originally published by ProPublica. As the U.S. rushes to vaccinate its population against the coronavirus, most counties with the sickest residents are lagging behind and making only incremental progress...

Gillette Family Creates Giant 23-Foot COVID Effigy, Burns It

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily) Unsurprisingly, no one has taken well to the pandemic. But Sandy Daly and her husband at the Daly Ranch in Gillette have especially...
Coronavirus-Related Death Announced in Nursing Home. (H/t WDH)

Wyoming nursing home COVID-19 cases drop amid staffing, PPE concerns

Wyoming nursing homes had the seventh-lowest COVID-19 death and infection rate in the country over the last four weeks, the Wyoming AARP announced Friday. As of April 16, the number of COVID-19-related deaths in Wyoming...
United States by county with estimated COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. (Screen Shot/aspe.hhs.gov, Public Domain)

County Fourth in Nation for COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Report Says

Campbell County ranks fourth in the nation for percentage of population hesitant to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The...
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Federal ban on oil and gas activity contributing to Wyoming’s slow economic recovery

By Sarah Downey, The Center Square Despite a new state report showing the Wyoming economy is bouncing back, sluggish income growth and job losses, particularly in the oil and gas industry, mean the state’s overall...
Dr. Alexia Harrist, Wyoming state health officer and state epidemiologist, briefs the public on the latest COVID-19 news at an April 8 press conference.

Mask order in Wyoming schools extended until end of April

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily) Students in most Wyoming schools will be required to wear masks or face coverings for at least two more weeks. The Wyoming Department...
Jessica Schurtz, RN at Campbell County Public Health, draws up the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be given to one of the senior citizens in Campbell County. (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

All Wyomingites over 16 are now eligible for free COVID-19 vaccine

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced Wednesday morning that all Wyoming residents ages 16 and older are eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine, according to a March 31 press release from the governor's office. All...
CCHS Principal Jason Garman waits for students to return from lunch, hoping they may need a mask.

Updated health orders begin April 1

The two remaining statewide public health orders related to COVID-19 are being updated with minor changes as the pandemic continues, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). “We continue to see stable case numbers...

Two more COVID-19 related deaths confirmed in state

Two more Wyoming residents have died of complications related to COVID-19, according to a March 23 press release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). This brings the total number of statewide deaths to 695,...