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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...

Residents Protest Masks Downtown, Draws a Crowd

More than four dozen Campbell County residents gathered in front of the courthouse in downtown Gillette Thursday night, protesting the latest health orders released by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon earlier this week. “I do not...
Woman wearing a protective face mask (Courtesy Polina Tanlilevitch).

Face Coverings Ordered, Hospitals Full, More Dead

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s office today announced additional steps to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in Wyoming. Today’s orders, signed by Wyoming State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist, require face coverings in certain...
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COVID-19 Cases Surge in County, State

Campbell County has experienced a sharp upward trend in the number of active COVID-19 cases, promoting Campbell County Public Health (CCPH) to issue a statement asking residents to do their part to slow the...
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Commissioners Approve Mask Mandate for County Employees

Update: This story was updated with new information received from the Wyoming Department of Health. There are now 12 counties with mask mandates and two additional counties have pending applications. Masks are now mandatory for county...
Campbell County Public Health building in Gillette (County 17 Photo/Taylor Helton)

COVID-19 Cases Up 894% in County, Resources Strained

A spike in new coronavirus cases both in Campbell County and throughout the state has put a major squeeze on public health's ability to carry out contact tracing. In a Tuesday release from Campbell County...
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Three More COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported in County

Three more Campbell County residents have died of complications related to the coronavirus, according to a late Monday evening release from Campbell County Public Health (CCPH). The deaths include an older man who was hospitalized...
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Biden Order Mandates Masks in All Wyoming Federal Buildings

By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  An executive order by new President Joe Biden will add federal facilities to the list of places where face masks are required...
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Seven More COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported in County

Seven Campbell County residents are among the 33 more Wyomingites who have died of complications related to COVID-19, according to a Jan. 12 release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). This brings the total...
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Campbell County Resident Among 12 New COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported

Twelve more Wyoming residents have died of complications related to COVID-19, according to a Wednesday afternoon release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). All had previously tested positive for the virus. This follows the...