COVID-19

LARAMIE — While people around the the globe are itchy to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind them, a group of University of Wyoming scientists is working to develop a test for the virus that is more accurate and efficient. The testing system has the potential to streamline on-site testing in places...
JACKSON — Bill Hayes returned last week to Jackson with a light case of COVID-19 and a suitcase full of stories of resilience from his volunteer mission to Poland and Ukraine. Like many other Americans, his first introduction to Russia’s invasion was on the news. The war had been raging for about a...
CASPER — Wyoming students fared better on standardized tests than peers in other states during the pandemic, possibly because they received more in-person schooling, a new study of 11 states found.  The study — conducted by researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Brown University and...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Darci Phillips held a scheduling conference Tuesday in Calentine et al. v. Sheridan County School District No. 2 et al., a local lawsuit regarding mask requirements at Sheridan County School District 2 schools.  Although SCSD2’s mask requirement...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — The Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees is looking to thank its staff for the extra work they took on while following COVID-19 measures. Trustees discussed Wednesday an application they had put in for a COVID stipend through the state. The one-time stipend would...
GILLETTE — The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a lot of crazy things over the last two years. In the latest in that long list of craziness, people are pushing for COVID-19 to be listed on their loved ones’ death certificates as a cause of death, sometimes even when there were no symptoms of COVID when...
After two years of disruptions, Wyoming students are in the midst of test taking that helps state and federal education departments assess learning – a sign that school is returning to normal.  The Wyoming Department of Education in late March of 2020 canceled all testing for the rest of the...
CASPER — As COVID-19 cases continue to plummet in Wyoming, the administration of second booster doses here promises to be easier than previous vaccine rollouts.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized on Tuesday second booster doses for individuals 50 years and older and for certain...
CASPER — Wyoming’s total employment still lags pre-COVID levels as some industries rebound quicker than others.  According to a report from the state’s Economic Analysis Division, the leisure and hospitality sector, retail trade as well as the professional and business services sector have already...
CASPER — The omicron subvariant BA.2 brings a new iteration of uncertainty as the pandemic enters its third year. “It’s hard to know what we can expect from BA.2,” Wyoming State Epidemiologist Dr. Alexia Harrist said. BA.2 is one of the most common sublineages of the omicron variant, which remains...

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