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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...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Wyoming and nine other states, including Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota and New Hampshire, do not have to enforce vaccine mandates at healthcare facilities following a preliminary injunction issued on Nov. 29 by the U.S...
Cheyenne hospital: Get vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID testing   CHEYENNE (WNE) — Cheyenne Regional Medical Center CEO Tim Thornell told hospital staff Monday night by email they will have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly to continue working there.  The announcement wasn’t...
Stay on vaccine mandate provides relief for some hospitals   By Kevin Killough, Mark Davis and CJ Baker Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — The Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates have had health care workers and their employers on edge in recent weeks, but on Monday, a...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Weston County Health Services board of trustees will review and vote on a vaccine mandate policy on Thursday, Nov. 18, after the release of mandate regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, commonly referred to as CMS. During a Monday...
To vaccinate or staff? Gillette hospital board fields public concerns over vaccine mandates   By Jake Goodrick Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — People came out in droves this week to lament the impending federal vaccine mandates that are expected to affect Campbell County...
COVID-19 outbreaks hit long-term care   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — COVID-19 cases have been identified in a dozen Wyoming long-term care facilities since the pandemic began, the state Health Department reported Tuesday.  Of those, seven are considered...

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