At the request of the County’s Public Health Officer, Sheridan County Commissioners, met with agency representatives from the City of Sheridan, Ranchester, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Public Health, Sheridan College, Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, VA and stakeholders in Sheridan County Thursday afternoon, March 12th . The meeting was convened in response to concerns and misinformation circulating in the community, as a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) and announcement of the state’s first reported case in Sheridan County.
Incident Command is being established to furnish information on a daily basis to the public. This information will be provided to the public twice daily at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. via media releases to the public. County Commissioners, and other community stakeholders, continue to receive updates from Federal and State agencies concerning the state and national response. All information received will be communicated daily to the public.
The public is encouraged to keep things in perspective and follow guidance from the Center for Disease Control, the Wyoming Health Department, and/or their medical provider, regarding steps in dealing with this virus.
Follow these guidelines:
- Stay home if sick (but if you are concerned it may be more than just a cold, please consult your physician).
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
The hospital has a Dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phone Number 307-672-1004.
This line is strictly for those who have the following symptoms and think they may be infected with the virus. The symptoms to watch for are:
- Shortness of Breath
We are asking that the public not overwhelm our healthcare professionals asking for tests if they are not at risk.
Local links are listed here:
Sheridan Memorial Hospital: https://www.sheridanhospital.org/
Sheridan VA: https://www.sheridan.va.gov/
Sheridan College: https://www.sheridan.edu/
Sheridan School District 1: https://www.sheridan.k12.wy.us/
Sheridan School District 2: https://scsd2.com/
Sheridan School District 3: https://www.sheridan3.com/
Below, are CDC and state links to information and precautions: