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03/16/2021

The Park County Commissioners have resumed in person meetings in the Commissioners' Meeting room located on the first floor of the old courthouse building. In person attendance is permitted, attendees are encouraged to wear a mask. YouTube live streams of meetings will continue at this time.


For Immediate Release
11/18/2020
Contact Kelly Croft, Public Information Officer
kelly.croft@parkcounty.us

Park County Wyoming Mask Mandate in Effect November 18th

Wyoming State Health Officer, Dr. Alexia Harrist, at the request of Park County Wyoming Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin, has approved a mandatory mask mandate effective November 18 through December 4th 2020.  This mandate is in an effort to slow down the spread of Covid-19 in our county. We are fortunate in Wyoming to be able to observe the trends and missteps taken in other states as a response to the virus and we should use this knowledge to assist in our decision making going forward. States and counties that have a mask mandate are shown to have a lower number of Covid-19 cases. Pandemic interventions can be divided into individual responsibilities and shared responsibilities. Shared responsibilities are being addressed at the county, state, and national level. Individual responsibilities include:

1. Wearing masks when appropriate.
2. Washing your hands often and avoiding touching your face.
3. Staying home when you are sick, regardless of the results of a COVID-19 test.
4. Staying 6 feet from others except for your family group, and avoiding unnecessary gatherings.
5. Cooperating with contact tracing.

These actions are simple and effective and do not negatively impact anyone’s business or the local economy and may prevent another shut down due to hospitals becoming overburdened which is occurring in other states. 
Please refer to the official order by Dr. Billin on the park county public health website: www.parkcounty.us

This is our opportunity as Park County citizens to do the right thing and help one another.  We can work together to reduce the impact this virus will have on our local economy, medical resources and individual health.

October 27th, 2020

For Immediate Release
10/27/2020
Contact Kelly Croft, Public Information Officer
covidpio@parkcounty.us

Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests Available to Wyoming Residents
The Wyoming Department of Health is offering free at-home Covid-19 testing through Vault Health. No nasal swab is required as these tests are saliva based.  Self-testing is performed in front of a Vault healthcare provider through an online telehealth visit and an internet connection is required.  A photo ID will need to be shown during the visit to ensure accuracy.  Any Wyoming resident can order the test at www.health.wyo.gov or the Vault website at www.vaulthealth.com/covid.
Testing is not recommended for those who have had a positive Covid-19 test in the past three months.  There will be a cost listed on the website but this is waived once a Wyoming address is entered when ordering.  The test will be mailed to the Vault lab at the address provided and results will be ready within 48 hours from when the test is received at the lab.  All positive test results will be reported to the Wyoming Department of Health for further follow up.  Please follow isolation guidelines while awaiting contact from the Wyoming Department of Health if you test positive and seek immediate medical attention for severe symptoms.