COVID-19

Jackson schools use new testing system to keep kids in class   By Evan Robinson-Johnson Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — At a time when many are scrounging for COVID-19 tests, hoping for the assurance of a negative hit, a new program has given hundreds of public...
With more jobs than workers, Wyoming grapples with ‘great resignation   By Kevin Knapp, WyoFile.com   As the owner of Crenshaw Craftsmanship in Lander, Adam Crenshaw, 41, has seen the effects of the changing workforce. He isn’t currently attempting to recruit employees, but said he has...
COVID surge has little impact on vaccinations   By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Surges in COVID-19 cases and rising hospitalizations did little to affect demand for vaccinations in Wyoming since the doses arrived here more...
Continuing vaccine mandate could hurt health care staffing   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — A vaccine mandate for health care facilities that receive federal funding will remain in place, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday, a decision that observers...
Wyo schools, Legislature make few changes as omicron spreads   By Sofia Jeremias and Maggie Mullen, WyoFile.com   The highly transmissible omicron variant is driving another uptick in Wyoming COVID-19 infections, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. From schools to lawmakers, state...
Discussions on how to spend COVID money continue   By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon wants the public to remain engaged when it comes to spending $1 billion in aid from the federal government. Gordon’s office held a follow-up virtual...
Wyoming’s brain drain, youth exodus slowed during pandemic   By Sofia Jeremias, WyoFile.com   Three years ago, millennials became the largest living adult population in the United States, but not in Wyoming, where a steady flow of young people have migrated out of the state for years.  A recent...
UW to relax some COVID protocols   By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — In light of developments with the omicron variant of COVID-19, the University of Wyoming has announced second-semester changes to quarantine rules and pandemic testing requirements for...
Omicron variant now most common in Wyoming   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The omicron variant has become the most common source for new COVID-19 infections in Wyoming, the state Department of Health said Thursday.  Until recently, the delta variant had...
Gas prices up more than $1 in 2021   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Gasoline prices in the mountain states ended 2021 more than a dollar higher than they started.  At the beginning of 2021, gasoline cost just over $2 in the Rocky Mountains, the East Coast...

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