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.
Sheridan County’s first reported COVID-19 case has recovered and can end self-isolation today following the guidelines recommended by CDC and Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The other three Sheridan County COVID-19 cases are doing well and continuing self-isolation in their homes. They are being monitored by Sheridan County Public Health and WDH.
Wyoming’s State Health Officer, Dr. Alexia Harrist, asked county health officers to begin working with their respective county attorneys and commissioners to prepare for closure of public places when there’s evidence of community transmission. Public places include bars, restaurants, food courts, gyms, and other indoor and outdoor venues where groups of people congregate.
Sheridan County Health Officer, Dr. Ian Hunter, Sheridan County Attorney, Dianna Bennett, and the Sheridan County IMT are closely monitoring this ever-changing situation as it relates to the possible closure of public places.
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:
- Shortness of Breath
All outpatients who are tested for the COVID-19 virus are required to self-isolate in their homes until negative test results are obtained. Test results may take up to 3-5 days for those who are at lower risk.
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: