Updates will be provided by the Board of County Commission Incident Management Team at 5:00 p.m. via media release at sheridancounty.com.
Sheridan County COVID-19
Negative Test Results-647 (Other tests pending)
The state’s current health orders are still in effect through April 30, 2020. Today, Governor Gordon released Wyoming’s new amended state health orders which will be in effect May 1, 2020 through May 15, 2020. Sheridan County Public Health and the Sheridan County Health Officer will carefully review the amended orders and evaluate the need for any variances within Sheridan County.
To view the new orders, please visit https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-orders-and-guidance/.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital can now analyze COVID-19 tests within its facility but testing supplies for in-house analyses are limited. A combination of local, state and commercial labs will be used to analyze Sheridan County COVID-19 tests.
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.
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.
- Wear cloth face coverings when out in the public.
- 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.