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Incident Management Team Situation Report November 24, 2020 at 4:00pm
 
Reminder, Situation Reports will be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, unless urgent information becomes necessary.
 

Attached please find the Seventeenth Continuation of the Public Health Orders. These orders go into effect on November 24 and will continue through December 15. 

There is a change to Order 1 with respect to group workout classes. Group workout classes will be limited to 25 participants. Aside from that change, Orders 1 and 3 remain the same.

                                         Order 2 has been changed with respect to gathering sizes as follows:

                                         Gatherings of more than 25 people in a confined space are prohibited

                                         Indoor events are limited in size to no more than 25% of venue capacity with a maximum of 100 people

                                         Outdoor events are limited in size to no more than 50% of venue capacity with a maximum of 250 people

                                         In addition, all exceptions to the gathering limits in Order 2 approved previously by the State Health Officer are revoked.    

                                         Please note, if a business or other entity (such as educational institutions) are governed by Order 1 or Order 3, they are not impacted by these changes to Order 2.

 

To date in Hot Springs County:

Lab Confirmed Cases:  131  

Active: 76

Current Probable: 2

Lab Confirmed -Recovered: 55

Probable Recovered: 9


LOCAL NEWS:

NOTICE: 

HOT SPRINGS COUNTY CONTINUES TODAY WITH THE HIGHEST RATE OF INFECTION OF ALL COUNTIES IN WYOMING.    

THE STATE OF WYOMING CONTINUES AS SECOND IN THE NATION IN RATE OF INFECTION, BEHIND NORTH DAKOTA.

Clarification on the exception for minors on the County Mask Orders:    When the minor is at work then the minor is required to follow the rules of the workplace which include following 1) The Hot Springs County Health Order requiring a face covering -and- 2) the current Wyoming State Health Order that applies to the type of business in question.
 

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.  

FREE HOME TEST KITS ARE AVAILABLE TO WYOMING RESIDENTS

To take advantage of the free testing, visit https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid 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: 29,959

Probable:  3,984

Deaths:  202

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.

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Incident Management Team Situation Report November 19, 2020 at 5:00pm
 
Reminder, Situation Reports will be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, unless urgent information becomes necessary.
 
Governor Gordon has released the Sixteenth Continuation of Statewide Public Health Orders. These orders are unchanged from the Fifteenth Continuation but are effective November 16 through November 23.  Seventeenth Continuation Orders are expected any day and will go into effect on November 24th. 

See below to view the entire documents.

 

To date in Hot Springs County:

Lab Confirmed Cases:  94  

Active: 44  (Up 8 from yesterday)

Current Probable: 1

Lab Confirmed -Recovered: 50

Probable Recovered: 9


LOCAL NEWS:

NOTICE: In the last week alone there have been 36 new lab confirmed cases in our county. There have been 30 in the past 4 days.

Clarification on the exception for minors on the County Mask Orders:    When the minor is at work then the minor is required to follow the rules of the workplace which include following 1) The Hot Springs County Health Order requiring a face covering -and- 2) the current Wyoming State Health Order that applies to the type of business in question.
 

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.  

FREE HOME TEST KITS ARE AVAILABLE TO WYOMING RESIDENTS

To take advantage of the free testing, visit https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid 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: 26,169

Probable:  3,880

Deaths:  176  (21 reported today)

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.

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Incident Management Team Situation Report November 17, 2020 at 5:00pm
 
Reminder, Situation Reports will be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays, unless urgent information becomes necessary.
 
Governor Gordon has released the Sixteenth Continuation of Statewide Public Health Orders. These orders are unchanged from the Fifteenth Continuation but are effective November 16 through November 23.  Seventeenth Continuation Orders are expected any day and will go into effect on November 24th. 

See below to view the entire documents.

 

To date in Hot Springs County:

Lab Confirmed Cases:  81

Active: 35

Current Probable: 2

Lab Confirmed -Recovered: 46

Probable Recovered: 7


LOCAL NEWS:

NOTICE: In the last 24 hours 8 more Hot Springs County residents have received lab confirmed positive results for Coronavirus.  The previous day 6 received these results in a 24 hour period.  14 of the current 35 active lab confirmed cases were reported in only two days.    We all need to follow the guidelines to protect ourselves and each other.   Mask up!  Wash up!  Keep your distance! Stay home if you don't feel well.  Get tested. 

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.  

FREE HOME TEST KITS ARE AVAILABLE TO WYOMING RESIDENTS

To take advantage of the free testing, visit https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid 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: 24,453

Probable:  3406

Deaths:  155

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.

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13 November 2020 A Message from Hot Springs County Health Officer Vernon Miller, M.D.
 
As everyone is probably aware, Wyoming is experiencing an unprecedented increase in cases of COVID-19. Over the last several weeks the Wyoming County Health Officers have been studying this and have asked Governor Gordon for a state mask mandate.  The Wyoming Medical Society and Wyoming Hospital Association have joined in this request.
 
It is vital that we keep all our businesses and schools open and our activities attended.  Increased use of face coverings will help with this going forward.  This is one of the few weapons we have in the fight against this virus until we have an effective vaccine and more effective treatments.
 
Vernon W. Miller, M.D.
 
Please see the following letter to The Honorable Mark Gordon from the Wyoming County Health Officers, Wyoming Medical Society and the Wyoming Hospital Association