SHERIDAN COUNTY MONITORING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (5:00 p.m. April 9, 2020 UPDATE)

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

Tests Performed-505

Negative Test Results-432 (Other tests pending)

Positive Cases-12

Recovered-10

Hospitalized-0

“I understand this is a difficult time for everyone. Physical health is very important, but our mental health is just as important,” Sheridan County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hunter said. “If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please ask for help.”

Please follow the link to view local mental health providers ready to assist the Sheridan community. https://www.sheridancounty.com/depts/sheridan-county-prevention/local-counseling-resources-for-sheridan-johnson-county/

Anyone in immediate danger of harming themselves, or who knows of someone in immediate danger of harming themselves, should call 911 for emergency services. Anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts is encouraged to call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “WYO” to 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line.  

As we approach Easter weekend, the Sheridan County IMT encourages businesses and the community to view the statewide orders and directives at https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-orders-and-guidance/. The link will provide further details on the statewide orders including public closures and forbidding gatherings of 10 or more people.

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.

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.

SHOP ALONE, DON’T BRING IT HOME.