COVID-19

Black 14 members (from left) Lionel Grimes, Mel Hamilton and John Griffin speak to students and University of Wyoming staff in front of their mural in downtown Laramie this week.  The trio visited UW to help students create an exhibit about the 1969 incident.  Photo courtesy of Phil White.

LARAMIE — More than 50 years after John Griffin, Lionel Grimes and Mel Hamilton took a stand for human rights, they returned to the University of Wyoming to help a new generation do the same. The trio is part of the Black 14, a group of University of Wyoming football players who were suddenly...
One late summer day, fresh out of residency and seeing patients for the first time as a full-fledged family physician, I examined a young man who had a fever, fatigue, and a bad headache. Considering the time of year, influenza was low on the list of possibilities, and COVID-19 did not yet exist....
CODY (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park visitation was far lower than in recent years for June, largely because for 10 days all gates were closed and for most of the month visitation was restricted due to the historic flooding. The park hosted 536,601 recreation visits in June. This is a 43%...

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 —A COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact Wyoming’s state prison in Torrington.  On July 5, the facility found 162 cases of the coronavirus among people incarcerated at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution. That’s a quarter of the prison’s population. Another 20 employees also tested...
GILLETTE (WNE) – The Campbell County School District continues to feed a large number of its students through its summer meal program, with top numbers in June totaling about 2,700 pickup meals a day, said Bryan Young, director of nutrition services. To put that number into perspective, Young said...
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...
JACKSON (WNE) — Even with an airport closure and lower numbers of tourists, Teton County is at high risk for COVID-19 sooner than it has been the past two summers. With that shift comes questions about why the coronavirus — now a more transmissible version of the omicron variant — is circulating...
JACKSON — COVID-19 forever changed the court system. Pandemic-prompted health guidelines forced all levels of U.S. courts to move online, a historic evolution for a system dependent on paper filings and in-person hearings. The novel coronavirus raised the question: Is there another truly essential...

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