Wyoming Department of Health

POWELL (WNE)  — Vaccines meant to help prevent monkeypox are now available on a limited, targeted basis across the state, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).  Public health experts are tracking an outbreak of monkeypox that has spread across several countries that don’t normally...
JACKSON (WNE) –- The Shoshone National Forest advises recreationists to be careful at Brooks Lake and certain other lakes in the Wind River Ranger District because of harmful cyanobacterial blooms in the water. Where blooms are present, people and their dogs should avoid any contact with the water...
LARAMIE — While there are no confirmed cases of monkeypox in Wyoming, the virus is spreading elsewhere across the United States. At the same time, the BA.5 subvariant of COVID-19 is now the most dominant in the state. In the third year of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, monkeypox now also is...
CHEYENNE — As the case of Joseph Underwood winds its way through Park County courts after it was moved there following a dismissal in Laramie County, stakeholders said there are questions about the feasibility of charging someone who has been deemed elsewhere as not restorable.  It’s unclear what...
New income guidelines for WIC — or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program — will allow for more people to use the service operated by the Wyoming Department of Health as a result of a joint federal and state government effort under the U.S. Department of...
CHEYENNE —Ralph Neider-Westerman is executive director of Wyoming Lifeline, one of two suicide and crisis call centers in the state.  He knows what it means to live in a very rural place. He knows exactly why calls made by Wyomingites in crisis must be answered by people in Wyoming.  “I answered a...
CASPER — Attorney General Bridget Hill notified Gov. Mark Gordon on Thursday that Wyoming’s trigger abortion ban “would be fully authorized” under the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade last month.  That clears the way for Gordon to enact the ban. It is unknown when he will do...

Weston County's COVID-19 numbers for 2022 via the Wyoming Department of Health. 

CHEYENNE — Laramie County — and Wyoming as a whole — have recently seen an increase in COVID-19 cases, which may be attributable to the highly transmissible BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of the omicron variant.  These sub-variants have been described by health organizations as the most contagious...
CASPER —Over the first three months of 2022, Wyoming continued to enjoy an economic recovery, a new report from the state’s economic analysis division shows.  The state owes the revival, in part, to the decrease in coronavirus cases at the beginning of the year. That kept Americans working and...
CHEYENNE (WNE) – The state’s suicide lifeline services have been expanded and improved to offer full-time, Wyoming-based coverage 24 hours a day, every day, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Monday. “Wyoming citizens experiencing a mental health crisis and potentially suicidal thoughts can now be...

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