Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Introduction

The City of Cheyenne and local health officials are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This page is available to provide information on the virus, basic precautionary health measures, resources, and updates as they become available. 

 

 

 

Statewide Public Health Orders

Seventeenth Continuation of Statewide Public Health Orders 

(all in effect through December 15)

Order #1(PDF, 319KB)  Order #2(PDF, 265KB)  Order #3(PDF, 196KB)

 

 

Laramie County Recovery Plan

Latest Updates

April

April 30 - Governor Gordon to hold media briefing on Wyoming's ongoing response to COVID-19

April 29 - Governor Gordon extends 14-day quarantine directive until May 8, announces campground openings

April 29 - Governor Gordon to hold media briefing on Wyoming's ongoing response to COVID-19

April 28 - Governor Gordon authorizes re-opening of gyms, personal care services under new public health orders

April 27 - Governor Gordon to hold media briefing on Wyoming's ongoing response to COVID-19

April 24 - Community Leaders Working to Ensure a Safe Transition Towards an Open and Prosperous Laramie County(PDF, 168KB)

April 23 - Governor Gordon unveils plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions

April 22 - Governor Gordon to hold media briefing on Wyoming's ongoing response to COVID-19

April 21 - Governor Gordon issues statement on the deaths of four Northern Arapaho tribal members from COVID-19

April 17 - Governor Gordon thanks Wyomingites, confirms COVID-19 Public Health Orders will remain in place through April 30

April 17 - Positive COVID-19 Cases Now at 69(PDF, 166KB)

April 16 - West Edge Zoning Workshop Available Online Through April 30

April 15 - Governor Gordon instructs state agencies to prepare for COVID-19 budget impacts

April 15 - Wyoming's Second Coronavirus-Related Death Confirmed (First in Laramie County)

April 15 - Governor Gordon to hold media briefing on Wyoming's ongoing response to COVID-19

April 13 - Governor Gordon issues statement on the confirmation of the first coronavirus-related death in Wyoming

April 11 - Cheyenne Transit Program to Provide Single Passenger Paratransit Services for Essential Trips(PDF, 220KB)

April 10 - Mayor Marian Orr Joins Governor Mark Gordon's Call for Prayer(PDF, 219KB)

April 9 - Governor Gordon proclaims April 10 Day of Prayer

April 9 - Positive COVID-19 Cases Now at 53(PDF, 165KB)

April 9 - Gov. Gordon requests federal disaster declaration for Wyoming

April 7 - Laramie County EOC Accepting Donations from the Public(PDF, 187KB)

April 6 - Federal aid to more Wyoming residents coming soon (Wyoming Department of Workforce Services)

April 3 - Laramie County Commissioners Electronic Meeting Update(PDF, 118KB)

April 3 - Governor, State Health Officer extend statewide Public Health Orders through April 30

April 3 - Office of Youth Alternatives Continues to Provide Services Remotely(PDF, 193KB)

April 2 - Positive COVID-19 Cases Now at 37(PDF, 164KB)

April 2 - Be Aware of Fraudulent Services due to COVID-19 Pandemic(PDF, 190KB)

April 2 - City of Cheyenne Baseball/Softball Facilities Remain Closed(PDF, 188KB)

April 2 - Disaster Distress Helpline Information

April 1 - Cheyenne Fire Rescue Reminds Residents to be Safe at Home During COVID-19 Pandemic(PDF, 98KB)

April 1 - Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to Implement New Visitation Restrictions as of 6 a.m. on April 2, 2020

 

March

March 31 - Governor Gordon signs Executive Order allowing alcohol sales with pick-up food orders

March 30 - Positive COVID-19 Cases Now at 21(PDF, 164KB)

March 30 - Greater Cheyenne COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Announced(PDF, 203KB)

March 27 - Governor announces availability of Layoff Aversion Grants to Wyoming businesses

March 27 - Positive COVID-19 Cases Now at 17(PDF, 163KB)

March 27 - Governor, State Health Officer extend Statewide Public Health Orders through April 17

March 26 - City Transitions Away From Cash Payments due to COVID-19 (PDF, 175KB)

March 26 - Mayor Marian Orr Reiterates the Need for Agricultural Retail Stores(PDF, 162KB)

March 26 - Laramie County EOC and CRMC Accepting Mask Donations(PDF, 166KB)

March 26 - No Stay at Home Orders in Place for Laramie County(PDF, 161KB)

March 25 - Governor Gordon, top officials call for all Wyoming citizens to stay home

March 25 - Positive COVID-19 Cases Now at 11(PDF, 162KB)

March 24 - Governor, State Health Officer issue third closure order

March 24 - Eighth Positive COVID-19 Case(PDF, 162KB)

March 24 - Governor to allocate Business Council funding to support Wyoming distillers and brewers making hand sanitizer

March 23 - Seventh Positive COVID-19 Case(PDF, 161KB)

March 22 - Sixth Positive COVID-19 Case(PDF, 162KB)

March 21 - Fifth Positive COVID-19 Case(PDF, 161KB)

March 21 - Talking With Children About Coronavirus (CDC)

March 21 - Governor Announces That Wyoming Businesses Can Start Applying For Federal Disaster Loans

March 20 - Cheyenne Fire Rescue reminds residents not to mix chemicals  to make homemade cleaners(PDF, 61KB)

March 20 - Do Your Part to Prevent Sewer Backups(PDF, 223KB)

March 20 - State of Wyoming Executive Order - Emergency Exemption From Permissible Operating Time Regulations and Waiver of Allowable Size and Weight Permit Fees

March 20 - The City County Health Department has set up a phone number for all COVID-19 related questions. Please call 307-633-4000

March 20 - Statewide Public Health Order #2: Forbidding Gatherings of Ten (10) People or More

March 19 - Statewide Public Health Order Closing Bars, Restaurants, Theaters, Gymnasiums, Child Care Facilities, K-12 Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools Statewide

March 19 - A Message from the Mayor(PDF, 193KB)

March 19 - Fourth Positive COVID-19 Case(PDF, 161KB)

March 19 - CPD Lobby Closed(PDF, 144KB)

March 19 - Joint Response to the COVID - 19 Situation by Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr and City Council President Dr. Mark Rinne(PDF, 194KB)

March 19 - Emergency Public Health Order Related to COVID-19 (PDF, 199KB)

March 18 - Third Individual Has Tested Positive for COVID-19 in Cheyenne(PDF, 199KB)

March 16 - LCSD#1 Announces Youth Feeding Program(PDF, 285KB)

March 16 - City of Cheyenne Work Plan March 16 Thru March 27(PDF, 247KB)

March 16 - Plan de Trabajo de la Ciudad de Cheyenne 16 de Marzo al 27 de Marzo(PDF, 210KB)

March 15 - All LCSD#1 schools closed starting March 16 until April 7. 

March 13 - City of Cheyenne Working with Local Partners to Monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19)(PDF, 440KB)

March 11 - First reported case of COVID-19 found in Wyoming. 

 

Resources

Basic Information

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory disease that was first detected in China. It has now been detected in almost 70 countries, including the United States. Worldwide illnesses have ranged from mild to severe, including illness resulting in death. Older people and people with underlying health conditions seem to be at greater risk of serious illness. Those conditions include heart disease, lung disease, and cancer. There are no medications specifically approved for COVID-19. People  with coronavirus should be treated with supportive care to help relieve symptoms. Some severe cases require hospitalization, particularly in the elderly or those who have underlying medical conditions. 

 

How it Spreads

Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus

 

What are the Symptoms?

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

These types of symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

Fever

Cough

Shortness of breath

 

Preventative Measures

1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.If soap and water are
not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
4. Stay home when you are sick and keep your children at home when they are sick.
5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray
or wipe.
7. It is important to call ahead before going to see a doctor or emergency room to prevent the spread
of illness. Tell them your symptoms and that you suspect you were exposed to someone with
COVID-19 or had recent travel to a country that is experiencing community spread.

 

Residents and Visitors

If you have symptoms including a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your primary care provider. Do not go to the doctor without calling first.

Wyoming residents with questions about COVID-19 may send an email to wdh.covid19@wyo.gov

Healthcare providers with coronavirus-related questions about specific patients should call 1-888-996-9104 for guidance. 

 

Recent Travelers

If you recently traveled to a place experiencing COVID-19 transmission AND you feel sick, stay home and call your doctor immediately.

If you are returning to America from a country with COVID-19 transmissions, travelers are given information on protecting themselves and their communities. If the person is returning from a country deemed a high risk, they are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Do not go to the doctor without calling first

 

What if I feel sick?

Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have the coronavirus or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread. Tell your healthcare professional about your recent travel or contact. Your healthcare professional will work with necessary partners to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.