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Updated 05-19-2020

News from the Park County Covid-19 Incident Management Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Contact: Kindy Krei, Public Information Officer
CovidPIO@parkcounty.us

Second Park County Resident Has Tested Positive for Covid-19

It was confirmed late Monday night that a local resident returning from out of state has tested positive for Covid-19 at a local hospital. The resident is currently home in quarantine while awaiting confirmatory results from the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory in Cheyenne.

Public Health will be working with the State of Wyoming Epidemiology Unit to conduct contact tracing on this resident.

Bill Crampton, Park County Nurse Manager and Unified Commander of the Park County Covid-19 Incident Management Team would like to remind county residents that, “with increased travel comes increased risk of transmission in the community. We ask that business owners, residents and guests to the area please adhere to the recommendations regarding masks, gloves and frequent hand washing. Anyone who is ill should not go out in the public during this time.”

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Updated 05-18-2020

News from the Park County Covid-19 Incident Management Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 18, 2020
Contact: Kindy Krei
Phone: 307-527-8579

Park County Waste Water Testing Results Are In

And the winners are….the residents of Park County! Everyone has been doing their part during these difficult times. Unprecedented circumstances have forced Park County into a “new normal” but Park County answered in unity. As a direct result of everyone’s hard work and dedication to our way of living, the Biobot waste water sewage sampling report shows that SARS-CoV-2 was not detected in Cody waste water.

“The SARS-CoV-2 viral genome was not detected in untreated waste water in Cody, Wyoming. Combined with only 2 cases being diagnosed in Park County (one in a Park County Resident and one in a Big Horn County Resident), this suggests that we have been very successful in our local public health efforts. This is encouraging as we work towards recovery, but we must not let our guard down. Within the last 24 hours there has been an outbreak of 8 new cases elsewhere in the Big Horn Basin. We must continue to work to protect our vulnerable populations, namely those over 65 and/or with underlying health conditions.” – Dr. Aaron Billin, Park County Health Officer.

The Park County Incident Management Team will be completing two more samples for a total of three tests to mark our baseline of SARS-CoV-2 virus just in time for the start to the 2020 tourist season. Testing will then continue throughout the summer. The hope is that continued wastewater sewage sampling will tell us if/when Covid-19 arrives in Park County allowing the situation to be continually monitored and quickly mitigated.

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Updated 04-13-2020

In need of cloth masks? Want to donate handmade PPE?

Community members have taken the initiative to create a Home-Made Mask Project that is working to collect and distribute handmade masks to those in need. Additional materials and hand crafted personal protective equipment have been requested by hospitals such as gowns, surgical caps, laundry bags and extra elastic straps for mask construction. If you wish to receive or donate any of these items please contact Marla Isbell, Mask Project Coordinator, at 307-272-6444 or marlaisbell@yahoo.com.

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Updated 03-24-2020

Need Assistance? Want to Provide Assistance?

Healthy Park County and Park County Public Health has been working for several days to develop a Park County Resource list so people in need of assistance can readily see what is available. They are always trying to identify those in need and those willing to help.

For those in need of assistance please call Healthy Park County at 578-2707 to be set-up with a volunteer.

For those wishing to be added to the volunteer list please contact Healthy Park County or Park County Public Health at 527-8577.

To see the list or for more information visit: healthyparkcounty.org

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Updated 03-13-2020

Northwest Rural Water District
COVID-19

In the past few days Northwest Rural Water District (NRWD) has received a couple of phone calls from customers regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). On March 12, 2020 the District received a note from the EPA Region 8 office stating that coronavirus has not been detected in drinking water supplies. You can continue to drink water from your tap as usual. Please do not run to the store and spend a lot of money on bottled water as that is unnecessary.

The other questions that have come up have been along the lines of, “Will water still be available if NRWD personnel come down with the coronavirus?” The answer to that question is yes. Staff is primarily concerned with maintenance of the system, monitoring the system, and new installations. The District’s water system is fully automated and NRWD personnel have the ability to monitor the system from home. It is also highly unlikely that the District’s young and healthy personnel are going to all come down with this virus. Please do not panic as it is highly unlikely there is any risk to your water system.

Mike Mackey
District Manager


Park County Public Health Information Resources

Update 05-01-2020 - Park County Health Order Variance

Update 04-08-2020 - Donations Flyer

Update 04-08-2020 - Park County Resource List

Update 04-03-2020 - Governer's Directive For Self Quarantine

Update 04-02-2020 - Park County Health Order Extension

Update 03-24-2020 - Wyoming 211 Statewide Hotline

Update 03-24-2020 - Línea directa estatal de Wyoming 211

Update 03-23-2020 - Maintain Healthy Business Environments

Update 03-15-2020 - COVID-19 vs Flu vs Cold

Update 03-12-2020 - What to do if you get sick?

Update 03-09-2020 - COVID-19 Share Facts


Park County Public Health Variance Order #1- Outdoor Seating at Restaurants

 

Update 05-01-2020 - Variance Order #1

 

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Park County Public Health Department Releases

Governer's Orders as of May 1st

Updated 04-02-2020 - COVID-19 Self Screening

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Important information from Wyoming Department of Transportation

*** The following notice is for Drivers License Services only and not for Registrations ***

To increase social distancing in support of the state’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) urges the public to take advantage of the Executive Order Governor Mark Gordon issued allowing for a 90-day grace period for expired driver licenses and identification cards and not visit the Driver Services Offices for those and several related services during the outbreak. 

For more information, see:  http://www.dot.state.wy.us/news/wydot-urges-customers-to-use-alternative-methods-of-conducting-driver

 

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Updated 03-25-2020 - State Public Health Order #3 Public Notice

Please use the following contact information for the Park County COVID-19 Public Information Officer:

Email:  COVIDPIO@ParkCounty.us
Phone: 307-527-1896

Update 03-23-2020 - COVID-19 IMT Press Release

Update 03-20-2020 - Cody Regional Health Press Release - Viral Screening Unit

Update 03-19-2020 - Park County Public Health Order