SHERIDAN COUNTY MONITORING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (5:00 p.m. May 15, 2020 UPDATE)

Updates will be provided by the Board of County Commission Incident Management Team at 5:00 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays via media release at sheridancounty.com.

Sheridan County COVID-19

Tests Performed-883

Negative Test Results-849 (Other tests pending)

Positive Cases-12

Recovered-12

Hospitalized-0

State Health Officer Alexia Harrist released the fourth continuation of statewide health orders. Those orders went into effect today and are set to expire May 31, 2020. Those orders closely matched Sheridan County variances and grant more allowances in some cases. Dr. Harrist advised county health officers her office will not consider any county variances or exceptions unless they are more restrictive except for graduation ceremonies at this time.

The new state orders can be found on the Wyoming department of Health website at: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-orders-and-guidance/

The state and local phased approach of reopening will be closely monitored by Sheridan County Public Health and the Sheridan County Health Officer relating to new local COVID-19 cases.

If someone believes an organization or business is violating the current state health orders or county variances, please call the Sheridan Law Enforcement Center at 307-672-3455.

Any business or organization with questions can call Sheridan County Public Health at 307-672-5169.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is now analyzing COVID-19 tests within its facility. Sheridan Memorial Hospital has adequate testing supplies for testing large numbers of people and encourages those with symptoms to call the hotline for testing. 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.