There have been 11 total reported Cases of
COVID-19 in Lincoln County.
there have been 693 reported cases
of COVID-19 in Wyoming
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please visit the WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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BUSINESS INFORMATIONPLEASE READ THE ORDERS LISTED ON THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WEBSITE TO SEE IF YOUR BUSINESS IS INCLUDED IN THE ORDERS. VARIANCE IS ONLY REQUIRED IF YOU ARE REQUESTING LESS RESTRICTION THAN THE STATEWIDE ORDERS PROVIDE.
BUSINESS VARIANCE REQUEST FORM
Please visit the link to the Google Form to fill out and submit it. This form is for businesses who would like to resume business while meeting CDC guidelines and State Public Health orders. If you have further questions about this form, please email: BACKTOWORK@LCWY.ORG This form is for businesses who have a plan to meet CDC guidance. This form will be reviewed by the County Health Officer who then coordinates with the State Health Officer to approve submitted plans to allow business variance to the existing orders. Not all businesses will be opening at the same rate. Current order modifications and guidance from the State are still forthcoming. We do not have concrete reopening dates for anyone just yet. We ask that you be patient and if you are seeking a variance for your business, please fill out the form as soon as possible. Once the process of form review begins, someone will update you on the outcome of your requests as soon as possible.
Businesses can request PPE from the State here.
THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS CLOSELY MONITORING THE CURRENT COVID-19 OUTBREAK SITUATION AND SHARING RECOMMENDATIONS. AT THIS TIME RISK REMAINS LOW IN WYOMING.
hotlines & emails
Do you have questions on COVID 19? Please email the Wyoming Department of Health: firstname.lastname@example.org or Public Health at email@example.com
- Wyoming 211 and the Wyoming Department of Health are partnering to provide a public telephone helpline for COVID 19 questions and information. By dialing 211 from anywhere in the state of Wyoming people c an receive information about COVID 19 and local resources. The line is available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Dial either 211 or 888-425-7138 during those business hours.
- Star Valley Health COVID19 automated information hotline: 307-885-5007
- Star Valley Health Live Support line open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you want to contact a live person to talk about symptoms, please call 307-885-5008.
- South Lincoln Medical Center has set up a symptom hot line: 307-800-8719
- Lincoln County Public Health in Afton: 307-885-9598 or to contact the Kemmerer office: 307-877-3780
- 1-877-720-5721 is the national reporting hotline for people encountering fraud related to COVID-19.
- The Wyoming Department of Health has a consistently updated COVID 19 website with all of the latest Wyoming related information and recommendations as well as current and past official Wyoming Department of Health press releases on COVID 19.
- Public Health is also publishing press releases from Wyoming Department of Health on our Office News page of this website, located here. An archive of past COVID-19 related press releases can be viewed here.
- Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has a COVID19 informational website
- All our current recommendations come from the Centers for Disease Control. Please visit their official COVID 19 website.
- Star Valley Health has an informational website, including updated Visitor Restrictions to the Hospital and now including a count of testing for the Star Valley area. If you are ill and are requesting an appointment please call ahead - do not simply show up at the hospital if you are actively ill. If you are experiencing cough, sore throat, fever, body aches and fatigue, please call their symptom hot line.
- Star Valley Health has published some information on COVID19 testing answering why testing is limited and the process for testing. The article can be found on their website.
- South Lincoln Medical Center has updated Visitor Restrictions for their facility. The details of the restrictions are posted to their Facebook page. If you are ill and are requesting an appointment please call ahead - do not simply show up at the hospital if you are actively ill. If you are experiencing cough, sore throat, fever, body aches and fatigue, please call their symptom hot line.
- Sterling Urgent Care has an information page related to COVID-19 and their services, including the availability of Telemedicine visits.
- Public Health posts information as soon as it is available on this website and also on our Facebook page. Public Health will also share relevant posts from local agencies and businesses as often as possible via the Facebook page.
- Lincoln County Homeland Security & Emergency Management are also providing constantly updated information on their Facebook page.
- Guidance for Businesses
- Resources for Schools: School Settings & School Closures
- Social Distancing
- Guidance for Community and Faith Based Organizations
- Resources for Long Term Care Facilities & Nursing Homes
- Click here to view the President's current guidelines for mass gatherings.
- Travel Advisories: The CDC is recommending avoiding all non essential travel to China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea. They also advise older adults and those with chronic health conditions avoid all non essential travel to Japan. CDC also recommends travelers avoid all cruise ship travel at this time. Please visit the CDC's travel recommendations prior to/post travel to ensure you are educating yourself on all risks and precautions necessary for travel at this time.
current lincoln county covid19 related news
- On March 19, Governor Gordon and the wyoming state health officer issued statewide closure orders for public spaces. please visit THIS LINK to read the details of the orders. A second and third order have also been released and can be found on this website by hovering over the COVID19 menu on the left hand side of the page and clicking on the individual links that show up.
- Travel recommendations FOR LINCOLN COUNTY can be found by hovering over the covid19 menu on the left menu. they are downloadable in word format.
- Visit the LCSD#2 website for updates to their plans for continuing education through closures and meal distribution plans and instructions. Please visit their Facebook page as well for updates on all school district related planning.
- Visit the LCSD#1 website and Facebook page for updated information and their plans for continuing education through closures and meal distribution plans and instructions.
- The Thayne Senior Center has released guidelines for patrons. Visit their Facebook and website for updated information.
- The Salt River Center in Afton has released guidelines for patrons. Visit their Facebook and website for information.
- Please visit the Cokeville Senior Center Facebook for updated information.
- The Town of Afton will be closed to the public starting March 16th. They will remain open but only available to staff and town officials. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
- The Town of Alpine is closed to the public. Please visit their website for more information.
- The Town of Star Valley Ranch has locked its premises and asks residents to call instead of visiting the office. Please visit their Facebook page for any further updates.
- The Lincoln County Library System has cancelled all programming such as outreach and story time. Please visit their website for a full statement on closures. The library is open for regular service by appointment only.
- Lincoln County WIC is implementing appointment procedures: 1) participants are asked to reduce the number of people coming to their appointments. They request only one person come if possible. 2) Appointments will be altered to shorten the amount of time that participants are in the clinic 3) parking lot services will be an option to assist with participants receiving WIC benefits. Please visit their Facebook page for more information or contact the local WIC office (307-885-9071) to ask any questions.
- The City of Kemmerer has closed the Kemmerer Recreation Center and the South Lincoln Training & Events Center. They also have requests for handling of citizen trash. Please visit their Facebook page for information.
- Kemmerer Town Hall has also closed to the public until further notice. They will still be conducting business by phone, email and fax. They are also modifying cash handling processes. Please visit their Facebook page for further information.
- The Afton Clerk/Treasurer's office in Afton have asked that two people at a time enter the office per visit. Please visit the county website for any further updates.
- The Thayne Landfill has modified its hours to 9:00 - 5:00 on regular operating days. Please visit the county website for any further updates. To limit spread of disease, they are now requiring everyone to open an account prior to accessing Landfill services on site. They will not be taking payments on site at this time. Please visit the website for the contact information on how to set up an account.
- The Town of Star Valley Ranch is asking that its summer residents reconsider their plans to move back. Please see the statement on their Facebook Page.
- Please visit www.lcwy.org to keep up with all department hours/operating changes.
- Most local agencies and businesses are publishing information on any changes to daily procedures and/or closures to their social media pages. Please reach out to them directly for any and all information on changes to how daily business is conducted.
- The Wyoming Public Health Laboratory began testing for COVID 19 on March 5. Any testing must be coordinated through a healthcare provider. At this time Public Health offices are not conducting testing. Testing must be done through your healthcare provider.
- Wyoming's First Lady has a Wyoming Hunger Initiative to assist with food needs for vulnerable populations. Please visit their website for more information. Click on Lincoln County to see what is available in our county.
Wyoming Small Business Disaster Loans
For Basic information on COVID-19 (i.e. what it is, how it spreads, how to protect yourself and others, etc.) please visit the Centers for Disease Control's FAQ page located here.
Wash your hands often
- Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you've been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- IF soap and water are not readily available, a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be used.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID 19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
The CDC does NOT recommend the use of surgical masks or N95s for most healthy individuals. These types of masks are recommended for those in healthcare professions, those who are ill, or others who are in direct care of sick persons.
The CDC IS recommending the use of cloth face coverings for the general public and are asking that they be worn in situations where one cannot maintain 6 foot distancing from others (i.e. grocery store, pharmacy visits)
- Protect others by staying home when sick, cover coughs and sneezes, clean and disinfect frequently touched daily surfaces (including tables, doorknobs, light switches, phones, desks, handles, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks). Most common household disinfectants will work or you can use a 4 Tablespoons of bleach per quart of water mix or a mix of 1/3 cup bleach per gallon of water mixture. Click here for the CDC's Disinfection Guide.
- For people who need to take extra precautions, the CDC has resources available here or click here for guidance for high risk individuals.
Informacion sobre la enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 es disponible en el sitio de los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades. Oprima aqui para leerlo en español. Oprima aqui para obtener instrucciones en espanol como usar una cubierta de tela para la cara.