COVID-19

CASPER — Wyoming’s population is growing faster than the country’s.  The state’s population grew by 1,536 people between July of 2020 and 2021, according to data from the census bureau. That’s an increase of 0.3%, above the nationwide average of 0.1% in the same time period.  Data also shows more...
POWELL — The Park County Republican Party condemned the leaders of the Wyoming Legislature, called for the state’s elections to be tallied by hand and took a stand against health care mandates during its recent convention.  At their March 12 gathering in Cody, members of the party’s central...
LARAMIE — More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s some hope that the worst of the virus is behind us. Last Monday, Gov. Mark Gordon lifted the state’s emergency declaration and case numbers have been low throughout Albany County.  Despite that hope, local nurses continue to work...
LARAMIE — Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Albany County is seeing a reprieve from the high case numbers that hit midwinter. Last week, University of Wyoming announced its first day with no positive COVID-19 tests since summer 2020. As of Tuesday, Albany County had an average rate of 2.7 cases...
CHEYENNE (WNE) —  Gov. Mark Gordon signed an Executive Order on Monday rescinding the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. To facilitate efforts to address the state’s nursing shortage, the governor signed a separate executive order to allow working nurses time to get licensed in Wyoming, according to...
LARAMIE — When public gatherings were abruptly shut down as impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic ripped through Wyoming and the United States, local governments were faced with an additional challenge: how to maintain legally mandated public access to meetings people couldn’t attend.  That’s when...
CASPER — A federal judge has once again dismissed the wide-ranging vaccine mandate lawsuit originally led by Grace Smith, the Laramie high schooler arrested for trespassing in October after returning to school while suspended for refusing to wear a mask on campus.  The plaintiffs in the case failed...
CASPER — Wyoming’s COVID-19 public health emergency declaration will effectively end March 14, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Monday.  “As we see our case numbers and hospitalizations receding, it is time to begin the shift to a new phase,” Gordon said in a statement. “This virus will be with us for...
GILLETTE (WNE) — A COVID-19 vaccination campaign from Campbell County Public Health will have a strong emphasis on people’s freedom to choose. For the second time in four months, Campbell County Commissioners voted on whether to allow Public Health to use a federal grant for an educational campaign...
CHEYENNE — A bill that would require employers to accommodate unvaccinated workers died in a state legislative committee Wednesday morning. The vote was five lawmakers against it and four voting for it. House Bill 32, “Vaccine requirements-limitations,” would have mandated that employers make...

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