Articles from the 'Covid-19' series

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 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021

State health orders updated

On February 25, the Office of Governor Mark Gordon announced the removal of one health order and the relaxation of other health orders. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the decision comes as Wyoming’s metrics around the... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021

Mask mandate removed

Governor Mark Gordon announced Wyoming will remove its statewide mask requirement and allow bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms to resume normal operations on March 16. The decision reflects the state’s continually improving health metrics and is... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021

Over 70 vaccine program begins

As vaccines continue to roll-out across the state and Carbon County, the staff of Carbon County Public Health are preparing to vaccinate residents over 70 years of age. This comes as the first... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    January 13, 2021

COVID-19 "UK Variant" found in Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH)) confirmed on January 16 the state’s first case of the “UK variant,” or B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant has been identified in a Teton County adult male. While further investigation is ongoing, early information... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    January 6, 2021

Late night service to resume January 9

A month after updating health orders requiring bars and restaurants to suspend late night service, Governor Mark Gordon has reversed course with new health orders that will be effective on January 9. In a press release from the Office of Governor Mar... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    December 9, 2020

Governor issues mask order

Less than a month after multiple county health officers requested approval of mask mandates, Governor Mark Gordon has approved a state-wide health order requiring the use of masks in public places... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    November 25, 2020

COVID still grips county

As millions of Americans travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, the number of active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the state and within Carbon County continue to move upward. Following Governor... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    November 11, 2020

County at 86 active cases

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) added two more positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) earlier this week as Carbon County’s active cases continue to rise. Additionally, the co... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    November 4, 2020

Three new cases in CCSD2

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) added three more positive cases over the Halloween weekend according to an announcement from CCSD2 Superintendent Jim Copeland. As has been the case in... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    October 28, 2020

COVID on rise in county

As frigid temperatures visit the Valley, snow falls, and cold and flu season begin, the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are still being felt seven months after the first cases were... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    October 21, 2020

Three new cases in CCSD2

As the count of active cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise in Carbon County and across Wyoming, Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) recently announced three active... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

CCPH approach questioned

Last week, Carbon County Public Health (CCPH) raised eyebrows as they appeared to change their approach in how they respond to cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Throughout the pandemic,... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 16, 2020

School district employee positive for COVID-19

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Superintendent Jim Copeland announced Friday morning that a staff member had tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member, who... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 5, 2020

COVID rises in Carbon County

In the past two weeks, Carbon County has seen a continued increase of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as tourists pour into the state and parents prepare to resume school.... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 22, 2020

Carbon County sees spike in COVID cases

Carbon County is seeing the highest spike in cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since the pandemic began and a little over two weeks since the July 4 weekend. According to Carbon County Public... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 8, 2020

COVID cases added before July 4

Prior to the July 4 weekend, two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were added to Carbon County bringing the total number to 15. The two additional cases come as Wyoming continues to... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 17, 2020

Four cases added in Carbon County

While Carbon County is still relatively low in its total numbers of cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), four new cases have been added to the count within the past week. Additionally, it was... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 20, 2020

Carbon County adds two more

*UPDATE* On Tuesday evening, an 8th positive case of novel coronavirus was added to Carbon County's total count. The confirmed case is an adult male over the age of 30 who tested positive in Laramie... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 6, 2020

Governor Gordon eases restrictions on businesses

The process of easing restrictions for closures due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began on May 1 as exceptions to two of Governor Mark Gordon's orders allowed for the reopening of businesses... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 6, 2020

Exceptions granted for Carbon County

On May 8, it was announced that Carbon County had been granted exceptions to two public health orders issued by Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist. The exceptions pertain to... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 22, 2020

Carbon County cases recovered

Editor’s Note: Just before going to press, Wyoming added four confirmed deaths to the state’s official count. Please visit for more information. Just two days after Wyoming... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 22, 2020

Four Deaths Added to Wyoming's Coronavirus-Related Count

*UPDATE* Governor Mark Gordon has provided a statement on the death of four Fremont County residents who were members of the Northern Arapaho tribe. "I want to extend my condolences to the Northern Arapaho Tribe and to the families of the four... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 22, 2020

Governor Gordon unveils plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Governor Mark Gordon has unveiled a plan to transition Wyoming to a new phase of COVID-19 response. The plan creates a pathway to ease restrictions, recover businesses, and resume some activities. The phased approach will be driven by health-related... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 15, 2020

First COVID-19 death in Wyoming

The first death related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wyoming was confirmed on Monday by the Wyoming Department of Health. The death comes nearly a month after Governor Mark Gordon issued... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 15, 2020

Wyoming's Second Coronavirus-Related Death Confirmed

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing the death of a hospitalized Laramie County man previously identified as a laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case. The older man represents Wyoming’s second reported death... Full story


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