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Emotions were high as Governor Gordon urged residents to stop being 'knuckleheads' and 'get our heads in the game' during his press conference Friday morning.

“We Need to Wake Up,” Gov. Gordon Says

A state-wide mask mandate has not yet been implemented, but one could be on the way as Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon promises more restrictive changes in the coming weeks. “It’s time that Wyoming woke up...
Governor Mark Gordon addresses the public detailing the state's response to the ongoing pandemic during a COVID-19 press conference earlier this year.

County Health Officers Join Ranks to Ask Governor for Mask Mandate

County health officers from around the state, including Campbell County, have formally joined forces to ask Governor Mark Gordon to recommend a statewide mask ordinance in the wake of soaring COVID-19 numbers throughout Wyoming. In...
Campbell County Public Health building in Gillette (County 17 Photo/Taylor Helton)

Half of Public Health Staff Out with COVID-19, More Mask Orders Statewide, 1,000+ Active...

Campbell County Public Health has quite literally been overrun by COVID-19. Campbell County Public Information Officer Ivy McGowan confirmed earlier today that Public Health currently has half of its staff out of the office due...
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Most States Aren’t Ready to Distribute the Leading COVID-19 Vaccine

By Isaac Arnsdorf, Ryan Gabrielson and Caroline Chen, ProPublica As the first coronavirus vaccine takes a major stride toward approval, state governments’ distribution plans show many are not ready to deliver the shots. The challenge is...
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Governor Bringing in Additional Medical Personnel, COVID-19 Deaths Up

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced today a plan to utilize $10 million of CARES Act funds to bring additional medical personnel to Wyoming to assist the state’s healthcare professionals. Hospitals in Wyoming have seen...
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...
Average Number of Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Date of Report (screenshot taken at 4:20 p.m. on November 6, 2020) (Courtesy Wyoming Department of Health, Public Domain)

Governor, WDH Work to Address COVID-19 Surge

As COVID-19 continues to rage in Wyoming, Governor Mark Gordon today drew attention to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard and the stressed state of Wyoming’s healthcare system. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Wyoming,...
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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...
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How Your Brain Tricks You Into Taking Risks During the Pandemic

By Marshall Allen and Meg Marco, ProPublica It was mid-February and Maria Konnikova — a psychologist, writer and champion poker player — was on a multicity trip. From her hotel room in New Orleans, she...
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Six More Residents Die of Complications Related to Coronavirus

Six more Wyoming residents have died of complications related to the coronavirus, according to a Tuesday afternoon release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). All six were older adults who had tested positive for...