The Sheridan County Incident Management Team announced Thursday that a Sheridan County resident has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of lab confirmed cases in Sheridan County to 16, 15 of which have recovered. The news release from the IMT states that the new case has no identifiable origin and that the individual has no history of travel. At least 15 close contacts to the individual are going under quarantine orders and will be monitored by Sheridan County Public Health. The investigation is ongoing and Public Health continues to conduct contact tracing.
There have been 9 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 in non Sheridan County residents who were tested in Sheridan. 7 have recovered and the two active positives are from out of state and are returning to their place of residence. The investigation into possible contacts has been concluded by Public Health and all relevant parties have been contacted. The IMT issued a reminder that as travel increases throughout the summer, positive cases are expected to increase as well. The public is encouraged to follow the guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and the Wyoming Department of Health. Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with those who are sick or may have been exposed. Wear cloth face coverings when out in the public. Stay home if sick (but if you are concerned it may be more than just a cold, please consult your physician). Avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.