Overnight Sheridan County received notification there were four (4) new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in the area. One case is a Sheridan County resident who is at home in isolation, doing well and being monitored by Sheridan County Public Health. The other three (3) cases are all Johnson County residents who were tested in Sheridan County. Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is conducting the follow up investigations regarding all four (4) patients named close contacts.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to five (5) in Sheridan County. The four previous Sheridan County COVID-19 cases have recovered and have ended self-isolation following the guidelines recommended by CDC and Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
Sheridan County Health Officer, Dr. Ian Hunter, continues to ask those that travel outside our community, whether it be for spring break, work, or other reasons, strongly consider a period of self-quarantine after returning to the Sheridan area. Average incubation period for the novel coronavirus is 5 days, but can occur from 2-14 days. Remember, someone may not develop symptoms for 14 days after contracting the virus.