State hospitals feel staffing strain; 5 Wyoming facilities report critical shortage over the last 4 days
August 25, 2021
by Morgan Hughes
Via Wyoming News Exchange
By the time Wyoming hit its COVID-19 hospitalization peak last November, nearly 250 people were being treated for the virus statewide. The physicians who were caring for them were largely working without days off, filling in for colleagues who had either tested positive or been exposed to the virus themselves.
Then, cases began to fall. Gov. Mark Gordon approved a statewide mask requirement in mid-December, which the state’s top infectious disease experts later credited with the sharp decline.
By mid-March, fewer than 10 p...