Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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...
SHERIDAN —Officials from the Wyoming Peace Officers Standards and Training are preparing to host the state’s first-ever First Responder Health and Wellness Conference, a new opportunity stemming from a need to address high rates of suicide among law enforcement agents and a $25,000 appropriation...

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...
JACKSON (WNE) —Beware of bats behaving oddly. Grand Teton National Park said a group of hikers came across one last weekend that might have been infected with rabies, a viral disease that will kill people if they aren’t treated before symptoms arise. The hikers were on the Cascade Canyon Trail when...
JACKSON (WNE) — The Teton County Weed and Pest District detected West Nile virus in mosquitoes — the first such detection in 2022 — during routine surveillance on Friday. West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States, according to the Centers for...
JACKSON (WNE) — Grand Teton National Park has lifted its requirement for wearing masks inside park buildings as Teton County’s risk for COVID-19 has declined. After just one week at high risk for COVID, the county is back down to medium, based on a decrease in new COVID-positive hospital admissions...
CASPER — The Casper-Natrona County Health Department plans to offer COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months old starting next week, pending final approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the department’s spokesperson said.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved...
CASPER — Grand Teton National Park announced Monday that it will again require masking in all buildings.  Masks are required at all park buildings regardless of vaccination status, the park said. That includes visitor centers, administrative offices, lodges, gift shops and restaurants in Grand...
Wyoming lawmakers aim to improve pregnancy outcomes for moms and their babies. The item is the top interim priority for the Joint Health, Labor and Social Services Committee, which took it up during a meeting last week in Riverton. One potential solution involves extending postpartum Medicaid...
CASPER —A bill that would ensure visitation rights for the loved ones of people in hospitals and long term care facilities cleared the Wyoming House on Tuesday and is now moving onto the Senate.  Before the measure passed, however, revisions removed much of its original intent.  An amendment...

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