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.
Last night Wyoming State Health Officer, Dr. Alexia Harrist, released a second statewide order forbidding gatherings of ten (10) people or more to protect the health of the public from the spread of COVID-19.
The order states, “Gatherings are any planned or spontaneous event, public or private, bringing together, or likely bringing together, ten (10) people or more in a single room or a single confined space at the same time.”
There are numerous exceptions within the order, so the Sheridan County IMT suggests the community and businesses view the full order at https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/March-20-gatherings-order.pdf.
Our County Health Officer recommends any business that requires prolonged close contact with anyone is recommended to close. This would include businesses such as hair and nail salons, tattoo shops, and businesses offering therapeutic massage services.
The Sheridan Memorial Hospital has a Dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phone Number 307-672-1004. This line is strictly for those who are experiencing fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
In conjunction with Sheridan County Public Health, Sheridan Memorial Hospital and local pediatric clinics, tests are being administered in a number of locations around town depending on how you are screened. The provider who orders your test will direct you to the appropriate testing location at the time of your screening.
For patients 12 and under, a separate testing location has been established. Parents can call 307-675-5555 to visit with a pediatric specialist and determine whether testing is needed.
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 10 or more people.
· 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/