SHERIDAN COUNTY MONITORING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (10:00 a.m. March 18, 2020 UPDATE)

Updates will be provided by the Board of County Commission Incident Management Team twice daily at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. via media releases at sheridancounty.com. 

The Board of County Commission Incident Management Team consists of the Sheridan County Health Officer, Sheridan County Public Health, and other community stakeholders.

Two new cases of the COVID-19 virus have been identified in Sheridan County which includes one adult male and one adult female. Both individuals have been isolated in their homes since last week and are doing well. The new cases have been linked to the two previously identified cases in Sheridan County. This brings the total number of Sheridan County cases to four.

Wyoming currently has a total of 15 COVID-19 cases. Sheridan, Fremont, Park, and Laramie Counties all have reported cases. Please visit the WDH for more information.

Wyoming 2-1-1 and the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) are partnering to provide a public telephone helpline for COVID-19 questions and information. Wyoming 2-1-1 is a statewide helpline which provides free, confidential information and referrals to health and human services. By dialing 2-1-1 from anywhere in the state of Wyoming, people are linked to information about COVID-19 as well as local resources, from both government and nonprofit agencies.

2-1-1 is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. Service is available statewide by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138 during normal business hours. Callers requesting information outside standard business hours may leave a voicemail message and will receive a follow-up call the next business day.

The Sheridan Memorial 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:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

The public is encouraged to follow these guidelines outlined by the CDC and WDH:

  • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with those who are sick or may have been exposed.
  • Stay home if sick (but if you are concerned it may be more than just a cold, please consult your physician).
  • Avoid gatherings of 50 or more people.
  • Cancel gatherings of more than 10 people for organizations that serve higher-risk populations.
  • 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.

We are asking that the public not overwhelm our healthcare professionals asking for tests if they are not at risk.  For more information please contact Sheridan County Public Health, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 307-672-5169, and follow the voice prompts. 

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/

            Holy Name Catholic School: https://holynamesheridan.org/school

            Martin Luther Grammar School: https://wyoschool.faith/

Below, are CDC and state links to information and precautions:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/