COVID-19

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...
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...

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