Second COVID-19 Positive Case in Sheridan County Identified

(Image courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control)

While we continue to work through this together, Sheridan County, the City of Sheridan, and the towns of Dayton, Ranchester, and Clearmont want the public to know essential services will continue and we do not expect any interruptions or closures at this time.

There has been a second presumptive positive case of the COVID-19 virus identified in Sheridan County. The second male patient tested presumptive positive out of state and drove home to Sheridan County to self-isolate. Wyoming Department of Health is leading the follow up investigation regarding the close contacts the second patient may have had. This brings the total number of presumptive positive cases to three within Wyoming, with the other in Fremont County.

The Sheridan County Airport, TSA, and the airline are taking extra cleaning precautions during check-in, unloading and between flights, in addition to their normal cleaning schedules.

Sheridan County School Districts 1, 2, and 3 will continue normal operations with minor adjustments to large gatherings such as concerts. Their guidance has come from State Superintendent Jillian Balow and Dr. Alexia Harrist, Wyoming’s state health officer. Their decisions were based on the recommendations and guidelines from the CDC and Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). We are currently communicating with these three school districts and are closely monitoring the safety concerns for our county students.

The public is encouraged to continue practicing prevention measures outlined by the CDC and WDH regarding steps in dealing with this virus.



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Cheryl Nelson
1 year ago

So can you please tell us where the 2 positive cases in Sheridan County went to or frequented so we can see if we were there too and when? We need timelines and answers for peace of mind.