Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department

Vaccinated outnumber unvaccinated at Cheyenne hospital   By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE (WNE) — Breakthrough COVID cases leading to hospitalization at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center currently outnumber the number of unvaccinated people who are...
School nurse resigns over quarantine rules   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – Kay Dersham says she no longer wants to put her nursing license or her ethics on the line after the recent decision made by the Laramie County School District 2 Board of...
Cheyenne school trustees adopt mask mandate   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – The Laramie County School District 1 Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday night to require students and faculty to wear masks indoors to slow the spread of COVID-19....
Health officials fight ‘two pandemics’ amid COVID misinformation   By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – When COVID-19 began to take over public consciousness in the U.S. around March 2020, public health departments set to work, tasked with providing the best...
Sanford's receives warning from Health Department over orders   By Niki Kottmann Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE -- Less than a month after publicly refusing to follow the state’s public health orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanford’s...
Cheyenne restaurant defies health orders   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — One of the most popular restaurants in Cheyenne has opted to defy the state’s public health orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the restaurant’s owner arguing...

Fake blood is splashed on the doors of the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department in south Cheyenne. Four of the six exterior doors and keypads were splashed Thursday morning with the fake blood. Kathy Emmons, the department's executive director, speculated that the vandalism could be connected to local anti-mask sentiment as well as the chaos that erupted in Washington D.C. Wednesday. (Photo by Michael Cummo, Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Health Department vandalized with fake blood   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — The exterior doors of the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department were vandalized with fake blood early Thursday morning, a few days after a protest was held at the Wyoming...

Cheyenne/Laramie County Health Department registered nurse Valencia Bautista administers the new COVID-19 vaccine to registered nurse Terry Thayn Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in south Cheyenne. Thayn is the first person in the state to receive the newly approved vaccine. Laramie County received 975 doses of the state’s initial supply of 5,000. Photo by Michael Cummo, Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

  First COVID-19 vaccines administered in Wyoming, marking "a turning point" in pandemic   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – The first doses of the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in Wyoming were given Tuesday to a handful of medical...
COVID vaccine begins to arrive in state   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Public health departments in Casper and Cheyenne each received shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Monday. Three additional shipments of the same number of doses were...

Wyoming Air National Guard Capt. Barbara Sickler makes a COVID-19 contact tracing call inside the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security building in Cheyenne. Gov. Mark Gordon activated the Wyoming National Guard last week to assist with statewide contact tracing after the number of active COVID-19 cases rose dramatically over the last two weeks. (Photo by Michael Cummo, Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

Southeast Wyoming sees COVID spike   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — As Wyoming’s number of active COVID-19 cases has continued to rise to record levels over the past week, Laramie County has not been exempt from that trend. Instead, with 268 active cases...

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