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Incident Management Team Situation Report November 12, 2020 at 4:45pm
Reminder, Situation Reports will be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, unless urgent information becomes necessary.
NOTICE - Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Wyoming Department of Health announced 13 additional coronavirus-related deaths and more than 1,000 new confirmed cases, both of which are the most in a SINGLE DAY.  Thirty-seven deaths had been announced in all of October.  Prior to that, the state had never announced more than 13 in a single month. There have now been 40 coronavirus-related deaths reported so far in November, making it Wyoming’s deadliest month after only 10 days, 13 people died in the last week alone.  There are now 183 coronavirus patients hospitalized in Wyoming as of Nov. 12. 
17 of the 19 ICU beds at Wyoming Medical Center are full. No ICU beds available at Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center or Sage West in Lander.
Gov. Mark Gordon, County Health Officers, health care providers, public health, urge the state’s residents to wear masks.  Fact: Masks prevent the spread of COVID-19…if they’re worn.

Governor Gordon has released the Fifteenth Continuation of Statewide Public Health Orders. These orders are effective November 1 through November 15.  There is one minor change, to the gymnasium provisions. Patrons (not just staff) can now clean equipment after use. 

See below to view the entire documents.

Order 1 Fifteenth Continuation
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Order 2 Fifteenth Continuation
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Order 3 Fifteenth Continuation
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To date in Hot Springs County:

Lab Confirmed Cases:  60

Active: 16

Current Probable: 2

Lab Confirmed -Recovered: 45

Probable Recovered: 7


REMINDER: Please submit any Covid-19 questions you may have to the HSC Covid-19 Q&A page by emailing them  to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


To take advantage of the free testing, visit and order a collection kit. The test order requires that you upload a photo of the person to be tested.  The $150 testing fee is waived for all kits shipped to a Wyoming address and all shipping is prepaid. The saliva is collected during a supervised, online telehealth visit with a Vault test supervisor, which requires an internet connection. Results are reported within 48 hours of when your sample arrives at the lab.   

If you are interested in statewide hospital reports  the COVID-19 Hospital Resources in Wyoming website may be of interest.  The top graph demonstrates the spikes in  Wyoming Coronavirus hospitalizations over the past few weeks. This represents ONLY patients who are too ill to stay home.  This graph does not represent those who are recovering at home.    

Hot Springs County Public Health wants to remind everyone the best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. We recommend that pretty much everyone over the age of six months should get a seasonal flu shot. Call 307-864-3311 to schedule your appointment. WE WILL EVEN COME OUT TO YOUR CAR!

Wyoming laboratory:

Cases to date: 20,479

Probable:  3037

Deaths:  127

If you are having COVID-19 like symptoms and are uninsured, COVID-19 testing and the office visit costs will be covered under the Federal Cares Act. 

Please call your healthcare provider before arriving at the clinic. According to the CDC a wide range of COVID-19 symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. These symptoms range from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

The HSC COVID-19 Q&A is now in operation. Please submit questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The answers will be posted on this website. Click on the tab labeled Hot Springs County COVID-19 Q&A. The questions will be answered by our CHO, Dr. Vernon Miller MD and our local healthcare providers.   

More Wyoming related COVID-19 information can be found: 

Wyoming Information Sharing Platform (WISP)

Wyoming Department of Health