January 21, 2021

Updated Health Orders Effective January  26, 2021  through February 14, 2021  
The key change is as follows:
Order #2 continues to authorize gatherings of 10 people or less (with exceptions), however, this Order now increases the maximum number of people allowed at certain indoor events (up to 250 people) and outdoor events (up to 500 people), with conditions.   All other aspects of the orders remain the same.  

20th Continuation of Public Health Order #1
20th Continuation of Public Health Order #2
20th Continuation of Public Health Order #3
2nd Continuation of Public Health Order #4

Updated Template to Request a Variance to Current Health Orders  
Template in MS Word Document


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January 4, 2021
Updated Health Orders Effective January 9, 2021  through January 25, 2021  
The two key changes are as follows:
Removal of the bar and restaurant closure/curfew from 10pm to 5am
Increase allowable gym class size to 25 participants

19th Continuation of Public Health Order #1
19th Continuation of Public Health Order #2
19th Continuation of Public Health Order #3
1st Continuation of Public Health Order #4

Updated Template to Request a Variance to Current Health Orders  
Template in MS Word Document

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December 8 2020

 

December 9, 2020
Updated Health Orders Effective December 9, 2020 through January 8, 2021
Below is a summary of the changes and links to each of the orders.

WDH Changes to Public Health Orders 12.9.20 002

18th Continuation of Public Health Order #1
18th Continatuion of Public Health Order #2
18th Continuation of Public Health Order #3
Public Health Order #4 ( Face Covering Order)

 

Novermber 24 2020

November 20,  2020
Updated Health Orders Effective  November 24, 2020 through December 15, 2020  
17th Continuation of Health Order #1  ( This order limits group workout classes to 25 participants)
17th Continuation of Health Order #2   
This order changes gathering sizes as follows: 
  * Gatherings of more that 25 people in a confined space are prohibited
  * Indoor events are limited to no more than 25% of venue capacity with a maximum of 100 people
  * Outdoor events are limited to no more than 50% of venue capacity with a maximum of 250 people
17th Continuation of Health Order #3  ( This order has not changed)
In addition all exceptions/variances to the gathering limits in Order #2 approved previously by the State Health Officer are revoked.
Also note:  If a business or other entity (such as educational institutions) are governed by Order 1 or Order 3 they are not impacted by the changes in Order 2.

Updated Template to Request a Variance to Current Health Orders 
Template in MS Word Document

November 18 2020

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November 13,  2020
Updated Health Orders Effective  November 16, 2020 through November 23, 2020  ( These are the same as the 15th Continutation they just extend through 11/23/2020)
16th Continuation of Health Order #1
16th Continuation of Health Order #2
16th Continuation of Health Order #3
Updated Template to Request a Variance to Current Health Orders  
Template in MS Word Document


October 30,  2020
Updated Health Orders Effective  November 1, 2020 through November 15, 2020  ( Health Order # 1  now allows gym patrons to  clean equipment)
15th Continuation of Health Order #1
15th Continuation of Health Order #2
15th Continuation of Health Order #3
Updated Template to Request a Variance to Current Health Orders  
Template in MS Word Document

October 26, 2020    

4:00 PM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

When this COVID-19 pandemic first started, many experienced some level of concern, trepidation, or outright fear from the unknowns and unprecedented shutdowns.

It was heartwarming and impressive to see Big Horn County residents pull together and start preparing for an unknown attacker. Hundreds upon hundreds of masks, gowns and caps were sewn by volunteers. Food and resources were shared freely, and the communities rallied around each other, recognizing the worth of a soul was greater than our immediate comforts and routines. This time was invaluable because it gave all of us time to prepare for the unknown and it provided us with confidence, supplies and updated knowledge.

The first notification of a positive case in Big Horn County, again triggered a level of concern and renewed trepidation in April of 2020 almost a full two months after the first state health orders were issued.

As public health officials became familiar with the disease and its effects, that knowledge was shared freely and citizens began to adapt and overcome fear. The collaboration between citizens and officials allowed the county to open up rodeos, graduations, parades, sports, schools, businesses, churches and other events.

Now it appears the COVID enemy has finally found Big Horn County in earnest and has launched a full scale attack on our citizens throughout the county. This current outbreak was predicted and inevitable given the nature of COVID. Our response to this outbreak needs to be consistent with the current recommendations and knowledge gained.

Across the Nation and in Big Horn County divisions have arisen and detracted from our focus of Big Horn County Strong and caring for each other. When things get tough it’s easy to point fingers in either direction. Arguments on either side of health and safety recommendations whether based in fact or not, are not productive nor helpful given the rise in cases and deaths that we are currently experiencing. Today’s COVID report includes 5 new deaths in Big Horn County. Our hearts grieve with these and the other families who have experienced loss during this pandemic.

What we need now is to care for one another as we did when this pandemic began. A renewed commitment to practice safety protocols is critical at this time, not because of government mandates, but out of concern for our loved ones and neighbors.   The protection of our communities depends on the leadership that comes from within each of us.   By taking the simple safety precautions that have been asked, we help to keep our communities, businesses, schools, churches and the activities that are important to all of us open and as safe as possible.

Big Horn County has always been known to take care of our own, now is the time to prove it!

Respectfully,    

Big Horn County Incident Management Team

 

 

 

October 16, 2020
12:00 PM 
Update

October 14,  2020
Updated Health Orders Effective  October 16, 2020 through October 31, 2020
14th Continuation of Health Order #1
14th Continuation of Health Order #2
14th Continuation of Health Order #3
Updated Template to Request a Variance to Current Health Orders  
Template in MS Word Document


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September 29, 2020
3:00 P.M.
 Update

September 29, 2020
Updated Health Orders Effective  October 1, 2020 through  October 15,  2020
13th Continuation of Health Order #1
Order #1 includes changes to provisions 2(a)-(c) specific to restaurants, bars, etc.  The Wyoming Department will be updating  their guidance for restaurants, bars, etc. and that guidance will be posted on their website as soon as possible.    Link to WY Dept. of Health Website
13th Continuation of Health Order #2
13th Continuation of Health Order #3
Updated Template to Request a Variance to Current Health Orders  
Template in MS Word Document

 

News from the Wyoming Department of Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Contact: Kim Deti
Phone: 307-777-6420

State Total of Coronavirus-Related Deaths Goes Up to 50

The count of coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 has gone up to 50, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

  • An older adult Big Horn County man died last week after being hospitalized for treatment in another state following virus exposure within Wyoming. The man was known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information and the location of the person’s permanent residence. Deaths among Wyoming residents who pass away in other states are not counted in both states. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths.

Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 50 coronavirus-related deaths, 4,231 lab-confirmed cases and 785 probable cases reported since the pandemic began.

For more information about COVID-19, visit: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/

 

September 15, 2020
Updated Health Orders Effective  September 16, 2020 through September 30, 2020
12th Continuation of Health Order #1
12th Continuation of Health Order #2
12th Continuation of Health Order #3
Updated Template to Request a Variance to Current Health Orders  
Template in MS Word Document


September 1, 2020
9:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Beginning Today, September 1, 2020 we will discontinue the duplication of posting positive case notices for Big Horn County. This has been a duplication of services already provided by the Wyoming Department of Health.  We encourage interested citizens to find this information on the Wyoming Department of Health Website at https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-map-and-statistics/   This change will eliminate some of the confusion that has been noted by differences in notification timing for updates to state and local data.

We will continue to share other important updates, current health orders and useful information on this website as well as the facebook pages for Public Health and Emergency Management.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens of the importance of continuing the exposure reduction practices of social distancing and masking that have been emphasized throughout this emergency.   Remember, this is not forever, this is just for now!

 


August 30, 2020
12:30 PM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, August 30, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult male testing positive for COVID-19. There is no further information available at this time. This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 38.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

August 29, 2020
10:30 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, August 29, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult male testing positive for COVID-19. There is no further information available at this time. This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 37.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

 

August 28, 2020
Updated Health Orders Effective  September 1, 2020 through September 15, 2020
11th Continuation of Health Order #1
11th Continuation of Health Order #2
11th Continuation of Health Order #3
Updated Template to Request a Variance to Current Health Orders  
Template in MS Word Document

August 27, 2020
4:30 PM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, August 27, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult male testing positive for COVID-19. There is no further information available at this time. This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 36.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

August 24, 2020

11:30 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, August 24, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult male testing positive for COVID-19. There is no further information available at this time. This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 35.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

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August 24, 2020
11:30 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, August 24, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult male testing positive for COVID-19. There is no further information available at this time. This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 35.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

August 17, 2020
9:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, August 17, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult male testing positive for COVID-19. There is no further information available at this time. This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 34.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

August 13, 2020
3:00 PM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today August 13, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received the unfortunate news of the death of a Big Horn County resident with COVID-19. The individual was an elderly male with underlying medical conditions who was hospitalized out of state. This is the first resident of Big Horn County to lose their life while testing positive for the virus. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

We continue to share the following recommended actions aimed at preventing as many serious illnesses and deaths connected to this virus as possible.  Personal action that can help avoid the spread of COVID-19 include:

  • Follow Current public health orders, which encourage staying home as much as possible.
  • Stay home when sick and avoid contact with other people unless you need medical attention
  • Wear cloth face masks when in all public settings
  • Follow common-sense steps such as washing your hands often and well; cover your coughs and sneezes; clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces

We have learned that most people who are infected are able to recover at home without medical care, we also know that people who are aged 65 and older, have medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes and weak immune systems are more likely to experience complications and become severely ill.

Please take the actions listed above and help us prevent further spread and possible fatalities in our County.

August 13, 2020
Updated Health Orders Effective  August 16, 2020 through August 31, 2020
10th Continuation of Health Order #1
10th Continuation of Health Order #2
10th Continuation of Health Order #3
Updated Template to Request a Variance to Current Health Orders  
Template in MS Word Document

 

August 10, 2020
Update


August 9, 2020
9:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Yesterday, August 8, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult male testing positive for COVID-19. There is no further information available at this time. This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 33.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 


August 2, 2020
9:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, August 2, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult female testing positive for COVID-19. There is no further information available at this time. This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 32.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 


July 30, 2020
Helpful COVID-19 Contact Tracing Question and Answer Document

July 29, 2020
10:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, July 29, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult male and 1 female child testing positive for COVID-19. These cases are not linked to one another. There is no further information available at this time. This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 31.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

State Health Orders Effective August 1, 2020 - August 15, 2020
Ninth Continuation of Order #1
Ninth Continuation of Order #2
Ninth  Continuation of Order #3

July 22, 2020
9:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, July 22, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult male testing positive for COVID-19. This case is linked to a previous positive in the County. This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 29.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

July 21, 2020
12:00 PM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, July 21, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult male testing positive for COVID-19.   There is no further information available at this time.   This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 28.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

July 20, 2020
3:00 pm
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Sunday, July 19, 2020 we reported that the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult female testing positive for COVID-19.   Further contact tracing indicates that this case had a home address listed in Big Horn County, however this individual is currently living and working in another state.   This will not count as Big Horn County’s 28th positive COVID-19 case. Official total cases in Big Horn County to date are 27.

We apologize for any confusion this may cause. We will continue to keep information here as current and accurate as possible.

 

July 19, 2020
10:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, July 19, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult female testing positive for COVID-19.   There is no further information available at this time.   This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 28.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency.  Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens.  Safety is up to you.   

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

 

 

July 16, 2020

9:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, July 16, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 adult female testing positive for COVID-19. This case is related to a positive case from another county. There is no further information available at this time. This latest case brings the total positive cases in Big Horn County to 27.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

 

State Health Orders  Effective July 16, 2020 through July 30, 2020
8th Continuation of Order #1
8th Continuation of Order #2
8th Continuationof Order #3

July 10, 2020
UPDATE 

July 10, 2020
9:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, July 10, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 4 individuals testing positive for COVID-19. Two females and one male are from the same family and are tied to a previous positive in our county. The fourth case is another female with no further information available at this time. This brings the total positive cases to date in Big Horn County up to 26.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices that have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

July 9, 2020
9:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, July 9, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 individual testing positive for COVID-19. This case is an adult male and is the 22nd resident of Big Horn County who has tested positive to date. There is no further information available at this time.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices as have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

 

 Food Bank of the Rockies is doing another Food Distribution for those in need, see information below.   You can contact Food Bank of the Rockies with questions.  307-265-2172  / 877-265-2172 (toll-free)  http://wyomingfoodbank.org/
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July 8, 2020

9:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, July 8, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 individual testing positive for COVID-19. This case is an adult female and is the 21st resident of Big Horn County who has tested positive to date. There is no further information available at this time.

With active cases and quarantined individuals throughout our entire county there is no geographical area unaffected at this time.   This continued spread makes it even more critical for citizens to continue the safe exposure reduction practices as have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

July 7, 2020
9:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, July 7, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 individual testing positive for COVID-19. This case is an adult male and is the 20th resident of Big Horn County who has tested positive to date. There is no further information available at this time.

This new case underscores the need to continue safe exposure reduction practices as have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

July 4, 2020
4:00 PM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, July 4, 2020,  the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 individual testing positive for COVID-19. This case is an adult male who was a work related exposure from outside of Big Horn County. This is the 19th resident of Big Horn County who has tested positive to date.  

This new cases underscore the need to continue safe exposure reduction practices as have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.   Please have a safe 4th of July!

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

 

July 3, 2020
1:00 PM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, July 3, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 1 individual testing positive for COVID-19. This case is an adult female, domestic travel related, and is the 18th resident of Big Horn County who has tested positive to date.  

This new cases underscore the need to continue safe exposure reduction practices as have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

 

June 30, 2020
1:00 PM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, June 30, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of 6 individuals testing positive for COVID-19. These cases are a cluster in a family and are the 12th, 13th,14th, 15th 16th and 17th residents of Big Horn County who have tested positive to date.  There is no further demographic information available at this time.

These new cases underscore the need to continue safe exposure reduction practices as have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.  

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

June 29, 2020
1:30 PM
Governor Gordon Extends Current Public Health Orders through July 15, 2020
Seventh Continuation of Public Health Order #1
Seventh Continuation of  Public Health Order #2
Seventh Continuation of Public Health Order #3
Governor Gordon's Press Release Regarding Continuation of Orders

 

June 29, 2020
10:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, June 29th, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of another individual testing positive for COVID-19. This case is an adult female and is the 11th resident of Big Horn County who has tested positive to date. 
This new case underscores the need to continue safe exposure reduction practices as have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.   
Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

June 26, 2020
10:00 AM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

Today, June 26, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of another individual testing positive for COVID-19. This case is an adult male and is the 10th resident of Big Horn County who has tested positive to date.
This new case underscores the need to continue safe exposure reduction practices as have been emphasized throughout this emergency. Community support and compliance is imperative at every level to protect our citizens. Safety is up to you.
Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.
For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information.

June 16, 2020
Wyoming Department of Health updates guidance supporting outdoor visitation at long-term care facilities

June 11, 2020
2:00 PM UPDATE
10:00 AM UPDATE

June 10, 2020
The Sixth Continuation & Modification of Health Orders for June 15 ,2020- June 30, 2020.   
These contain a few changes in various areas so please read them carefully.
Health Order #1 Continuation 
Health Order #2 Continuation
Health Order #3  Continuation

Governor Gordon's Press Release  

 

June 9, 2020
UPDATE

June 8, 2020
UPDATE

June 3, 2020
UPDATE

June 1, 2020
PSA:  Planning is Crucial to Save and Successful Events In Big Horn County

May 27, 2020
2:30 PM
Health Order #1 Continuation
Health Order #2 Continuation
Health Order #3 Continuation

May 24, 2020
UPDATE

May 22, 2020
County Buildings Reopening - Tuesday May 26, 2020
Click here for more details

May 20, 2020
5:00 PM
PRESS RELEASE

 May 19 2020
UPDATE

May 18, 2020
UPDATE

May 13, 2020
Link to Governor Gordon's Press Conference this afternoon.
S
tate Wide Health Orders Effective May 15, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Health Order #1 Continuation
Health Order #2 Continuation
Health Order #3 Continuation

Funds allocated for Wyoming businesses to receive PPE

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has allocated $2 million to the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security to purchase and distribute Personal Protective Equipment to non-health care related entities. This effort will support public safety for businesses and communities across the state under the new health orders.

WOHS will be working with the Wyoming Business Council to assess the specific needs as restrictions are eased. Needs of businesses will be assessed in future communications with WOHS and the Business Council.

“We are happy to help our Wyoming businesses as we move forward in easing restrictions,” Director Lynn Budd, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security said. “Ensuring our communities have the essential needs to navigate this process is important to our state’s recovery."

Information will be available on the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security website at hls.wyo.gov and questions may be emailed to wohsppeinfo@wyo.gov.

May 11, 2020
UPDATE
Variance #3 - Limited Indoor Dining  & Beverage Service

May 9, 2020 - Big Horn County Health Variances
Variance #1 - Outdoor Dining
Variance #2 - Religious Services

 

May 6, 2020
UPDATE

May 4, 2020
Update
Variance Request Template

 

April 30, 2020
Most Recent Statewide Health Orders and Guidance Documents
Health Order #1 Continuation  &  Associated State Guidance for Education  - Associated State Guidance for Childcare Providers
Health Order #2  Continuation 
Health Order #3 Continuation

 

 

 

April 29, 2020
12:00 PM
UPDATE - Second Positive COVID-19 Case in Big Horn County

April 27, 2020
3:00 PM
This Monday, as we near the end of April we are cautiously optimistic that things are beginning to level out, we are beginning to see a flat line and breathe a bit easier regarding COVID-19 cases in Big Horn County.  With that in mind, we will be scaling back our daily press releases/updates. We realize the public has been saturated with the importance of the Do the 5 to Stay Alive message.   We appreciate your continued support and vigilance in maintaining these prevention measures.  An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.   Moving forward we will have Monday and Thursday press releases as needed and will certainly provide real time updates as the Governor and Public Health Officials release modified health orders. We are as anxious to restart our economy as you are. With well-informed restart plans being developed and citizens who continue to social distance and follow preventions protocols we will get Big Horn County back on our feet as quickly as possible.  

Wyoming COVID-19 Information: https://covid19.wyo.gov/

April 24, 2020
4:00 PM
Today's Statistics For Wyoming
349 laboratory-confirmed cases
124 probable cases in Wyoming
7 COVID-19 related deaths
Today's Statistics for Big Horn County Remain the same.
1 laboratory - confirmed case
1 probable case
Additional information  from Big Horn Basin Counseling to help cope with anxiety and stress during these uncertain times.

April 23, 2020
UPDATE

April 22, 2020
UPDATE

April 21, 2020
Update

This announcement from State Health Officer Harrist is a tragic reminder of why we need to
“STAY THE COURSE”

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Four Deaths Added to Wyoming’s Coronavirus-Related Count

April 21, 2020

Four Fremont County residents, all previously identified as laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, have died, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

The newly confirmed deaths include an older man, older woman, adult woman and adult man. Each had been hospitalized. Two of the four had existing conditions that put them at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus. There have been 320 confirmed and 116 probable cases reported so far from across Wyoming. 
“These announcements are difficult to make,” said Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH.

“We’ve talked a lot about who has the highest risk of hospitalization and death related to this disease and that is important information,” she said. “But the truth is anyone can get sick with COVID-19, anyone has a chance of a serious illness and anyone who is infected can pass COVID-19 on to others.”

WDH recommendations to help slow the spread of illness include:

  • Follow current public health orders, which encourage staying home much as possible.
  • Stay home when sick and avoid contact with other people unless you need medical attention.
  • Follow common-sense steps such as washing your hands often and well; covering your coughs and sneezes; and cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public setting where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Symptoms reported with COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath.

For more information about COVID-19 from WDH, visit: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/.

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Please don’t let this happen to your family, friends or neighbors.  We realize these health orders have been in place for a rather long time and that we are all getting restless and struggle with varying levels of isolation and fear.   If we continue to diligently follow the health orders and social distancing practices, we can continue to make a difference in our county and increase our chances to transition toward recovery and reopening of many of our business sooner.

 

April 20, 2020

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BHBCS PR Apr 20 2020.1 Page 1

 

Announcement from South Big Horn Hospital
Click Here 

April 19, 2020
Social Distancing InformationSocial Distancing from the Big Horn County Health  Department

 

 

April 18, 2020

Limiting outings is important. The more places you go, the greater opportunity there is for the virus to spread. When you have to go out, only do so for essentials.

Governor essential outings

 

 

April 17, 2020
UPDATE

April 16, 2020
UPDATE

April 15, 2020
UPDATE

April 14, 2020
UPDATE

April 13, 2020
UPDATE

April 12, 2020
2:00 PM
Big Horn County
COVID-19 Update/Response

For Immediate Release

On April 12, 2020 the Big Horn County Public Health Department received notification of an individual testing positive for COVID-19. The individual is an adult male. This is the only resident of Big Horn County who has tested positive to date. The details of this person’s exposure to the virus is currently under investigation and details will be released as appropriate. Representatives from the county are working to ensure the health and safety of our residents.

Information regarding COVID-19 is available throughout the area including the County and Public Health Department websites and Facebook. Local agencies will continue to provide community education about mitigation efforts such as social distancing. Evidence from other affected cities and countries clearly shows that areas that initiated mitigation measures prior to widespread community transmission are significantly better able to address their community’s needs.

For more Wyoming information on COVID-19, wohs.us is a one stop shop for COVID-19 information. 

Respectfully,

Big Horn County Public Health Team and Incident Management Team.

 

 

In observance of the Easter weekend the Big Horn County COVID-19 Response Team is standing down. We will continue to monitor activity throughout the country, state and our county. We will resume our daily updates on Monday April 13th.     Thank you and have a safe weekend with your family.

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April 10, 2020
UPDATE
South Big Horn Hospital Weekly Press Release

April 9, 2020
UPDATE

Big Horn County COVID-19 INFORMATION LINE
307-568-4031
Or Email us @
covid-19@bighorncountywy.gov

IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY DO NOT USE THIS LINE CALL 911

This line will be available Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM except for county and federal holidays.
We look forward to helping you navigate these difficult times.

 

April 8, 2020
UPDATE

April 7, 2020
UPDATE

April 6, 2020
UPDATE

Governor Gordon issues 6th Directive

The Wyoming liquor division summarized this directive as follows:

The Governor has updated his last executive order for restaurant and bar & grill license holders. These license holders can now sell up to 2 bottles of wine (1,500 ml total) and up to 72 ounces of beer.  Any container that is less than 72 ounces and is sealed in some way is allowed.  Sealed means putting the container in a bag and sealing it with heat or staples, putting a strip or security tape across the cap or lid, shrink wrapping the cap or lid or having a breakable seal in a cap or lid (like a milk jug or twist off cap that leaves a ring on the container when broken).
Click here for the complete directive.

 

Our Kids worry too.  Please take the time to talk to your kids and help them get answers to their questions about COVID-19.  

for kids 1for kids 3

    Please think about store employees, your family, friends, and neighbors when you are out doing your necessary shopping.

social distancing grocery

April 4, 2020
UPDATE

April 3, 2020
UPDATE
Governor Gordon's  Statewide Directive for Individuals Arriving in Wyoming From Another State or County to Self-Quarantine

1:30 PM
Statewide Public Health Orders Extended through April 30, 2020.

At 1:30 PM today Governor Gordon and the State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist extended all three current public health orders through April 30, 2020.   Statewide Order #1 has changed for Restaurants. Dr. Harrist summarized the change as follows: “Restaurants can now offer only delivery service, window service, curbside delivery, drive through service or drive up services. Patrons can no longer enter the restaurants to pick up food”

Please continue your cooperation with these orders and help protect our communities.  

Second Continuation Order #1
Second Continuation Order #2
Second Continuation Order #3

 

4/2/20 
UPDATE


How is your Business Being Affected
Please share

The Wyoming Business Council wants to hear how Wyoming businesses are being affected by the current COVID-19 health crisis and seeks your help in encouraging businesses to participate in a webinar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 3.
This forum will focus on responding to COVID-19 issues by providing Wyoming private businesses with information as well as the opportunity to ask questions, make comments and suggestions, and share any best practices or success stories. Information from the businesses will help inform Governor Gordon’s Business and Financial Task Force led by Auditor Kristi Racines.
Forum Format:
Share what we know about the CARES Act and other disaster assistance to this point
Listen to private businesses 
Q&A|
Register in advance for the Zoom webinar at:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X-YfRJTASuOyvOMcCC0e0Q

Please reach out to Ron Gullberg at ron.gullberg@wyo.gov or 307-286-9519 with any questions. Thank you and stay well!

 

April 1, 2020
UPDATE

Helpful website that contains a lot of helpful questions and answers.
https://wy211.communityos.org/covid19-faqs

3/31/20
UPDATE

Useful  Information from WYDOT
WYDOT has asked counties to help them spread information regarding automatic Driver’s License and ID extensions that were granted by Governor Mark Gordon as well as other information about their operations during this COVID-19 event.  http://www.dot.state.wy.us/COVID-19

Notice from the Wyoming Liquor Division:
Governor Gordon released an Executive Order regarding alcohol sales for restaurant and bar & grill license holders effective at midnight, 3/30/20.   Click Here

3/30/2020
UPDATE

3/29/20
UPDATE
The Governor released a Fireside Chat video last night. 
Link to video: https://www.facebook.com/1180150215479947/videos/687092182050830/

 

3/28/20
UPDATE

 3/27/20
2:00 PM
Update

 March 27, 2020
2:00 PM
Statewide Public Health Orders Extended.

At 1:50 PM today Governor Gordon and the State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Herrist extended all three current public health orders through April 17, 2020.   Please continue your cooperation with these orders and help protect our communities.  
Governor Gordon’s Bulletin: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WYGOV/bulletins/2839933
Continuation Order #1
Continuation Order #2
Continuation Order #3

3/26/20
4:00 PM
UPDATE
Information from Big Horn Basin Counseling Services

 

3/25/2020
3:18 PM
UPDATE

3/24/2020
5:30 PM
STATEWIDE HEALTH ORDER #3

3/24/20
2:30 PM
Update

3/23/20
2:00 PM
UPDATE
Additional Information from Law Enforcement

3/22/20
2:00 PM
UPDATE

3/22/203/21/20
12:30 PM
UPDATE
Wyoming Department of Health  Guidance for Child Care Providers

 3/20/20
5:30 PM
Statewide Health Order #2

 

3/20/20
4:00 PM
LIMITED COURTHOUSE ACCESS

 

3/20/20
3:00 PM
Update

 

3/19/20
6:00 PM
STATEWIDE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER

 

3/19/20
2:00 PM
Update

3/18/2020
4:00 PM  
Update
The President's  Coronavirus Guidelines for America
State of Wyoming COVID-19 Website  

March 16th 
6:00 PM 
Update