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Student arrested for mask violation sues state, schools   By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — A Laramie High School student who was arrested for trespassing after refusing to comply with the school’s mask mandate is suing the governor, public health officials and...
Health officials encourage flu vaccination   By The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange   SHERIDAN — Following an unusually quiet 2020-21 flu season, a Wyoming Department of Health official says the need for flu shots remains important to help protect Wyoming residents from influenza as the...
COVID hospitalizations continue to rise   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Wyoming rose to 195 on Monday — the most since Dec. 10.  The last time hospitalizations were climbing at this rate in Wyoming, vaccines...
State hospitals feel staffing strain; 5 Wyoming facilities report critical shortage over the last 4 days   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER – By the time Wyoming hit its COVID-19 hospitalization peak last November, nearly 250 people were being treated for the...
Wyoming leads on variant testing   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER – As COVID-19 variants emerge globally, Wyoming is by a wide margin leading the nation in work to identify those mutations.  Nearly 19% of COVID-19 tests in Wyoming are being genetically...
Highly contagious COVID variant found in Wyoming   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The highly contagious delta variant of the novel coronavirus has been identified in Wyoming, according to state data. Categorized as a “variant of concern” by the Centers for...
COVID hospitalizations highest since January   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — In Laramie County and across Wyoming, hospitalizations connected to COVID-19 have reached their highest levels since late January, though this week’s numbers remain well below...
Statewide public health orders reach expected final phase   By The Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Health on Friday announced the likely final phase for statewide public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the immediate...
Wyoming has highest rate of in-person learning in nation   By Kathryn Palmer Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Wyoming had the highest percentage of students enrolled in fully in-person learning of any state this past February. That’s according to a new monthly survey ...
New COVID variants detected in Wyoming   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Two “California” COVID-19 variants have been identified in Sublette County, according to health officials there. The county reported one case of B.1.427 and three of B.1.429 in a...

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