COVID-19 Information

Sheridan County’s Public Health department is continuing to monitor, research, and respond to the ever-changing COVID-19 situation impacting our community.


Last updated: October 19, 2020 at 12 noon

Our current status
Sheridan County Residents
Active Confirmed Cases: 132 (+18 since Friday)
Active Probable Cases: 24 (-5 since Friday)

Currently hospitalized in Sheridan County: 3
(includes residents & nonresidents)

Active Confirmed Cases: 10 (+2 since Friday)
Active Probable Cases: 0

Since the beginning of the pandemic
Sheridan County Resident Totals
Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 390 (+32 since Friday)
Probable Cases: 116 (-1 since Friday)
Total Recovered: 254 (+14 since Friday)
Deaths: 4

Nonresidents in Sheridan County Totals
Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 47 (+4 since Friday)
Deaths: 3

Please read the definitions at the bottom of the page to best understand what these numbers represent. This page will be updated weekdays before 12 noon (excluding holidays).


Contact tracing helps protect you, your family, and your community by letting people know they may have been exposed to COVID-19, helping people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 get tested, and asking people to self-isolate if they have COVID-19 or self-quarantine if they are a close contact. For more information, visit the CDC Contract Tracing website.


Our state and community has stepped up to help one another and we’ve gathered those resources below to help you find the information you need.

Statewide guidance & resources: View orders and declarations issued by the Wyoming Governor’s Office or Wyoming State Health Officer at


Sheridan County Residents: all Sheridan County residents, even those who may be outside of Sheridan County at the time of illness.

Laboratory Confirmed Case: the total number of people who tested for COVID-19 and a laboratory has confirmed they are positive for COVID-19. As a cumulative total, this number includes both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases, as well as active and recovered cases.

Active Confirmed Cases: the number of people who have been tested for COVID-19 and the laboratory has confirmed the COVID-19 virus is present. Active cases are currently being monitored by public health staff and include both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases.

Total Probable Cases: the total number of people who have been in contact with a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 person and have experienced symptoms of COVID-19. These cases are labeled probable until laboratory testing is completed.

Active Probable Cases: the number of people who have been in contact with a lab-confirmed positive COVID-19 person and are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Recovered: the total number of laboratory-confirmed Sheridan County residents who are no longer symptomatic. We do not report recovered nonresidents, as we transfer cases to their home county once the resident is no longer in Sheridan County.

Deaths: For Sheridan County, this number represents residents who have passed away due to COVID-19 and includes deaths that occur outside of the county. For nonresidents, the number represents nonresident deaths that occur in Sheridan County. Deaths included in this count must have COVID-19 listed as a cause of death on the death certificate; there is a delay in reporting new deaths until they are confirmed.

Nonresidents in Sheridan County: these numbers represent the people who are in Sheridan County at the time of testing, illness or symptoms, but are not residents.

Nonresident total laboratory confirmed cases: If a nonresident individual is tests positive while in Sheridan County, they are counted in the cumulative nonresident total laboratory confirmed cases.

Nonresident active confirmed cases: represents nonresidents currently in Sheridan County who have tested positive for COVID-19. When a nonresident goes home, their active case is transferred to their local Public Health Office.

Please note: Any number provided is a snapshot in time. As Wyoming Department of Health and Sheridan County Public Health staff are continually monitoring and updating information in our shared data system, our numbers change. Discrepancies in reported numbers from each agency are most likely attributed to the difference in time the data was referenced.