State Health Officer Addresses Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Wyoming State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist, at a news conference this week, addressed the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state the past couple of weeks. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Case Count Increase

Dr. Harrist said that they expected to continue seeing cases of COVID-19 over time in Wyoming, as that is the nature of this type of virus.

Dr. Harrist

Dr. Harrist said that testing is important because it allows them to put their prevention tools into place and that the Department of Health Laboratory continues to expand their capacity.

Dr. Harrist

Dr. Harrist said that the Department of Health is also in the process of providing CARES Act funding to counties to support both personnel for contact tracing and other efforts related to COVID-19 and to support increasing testing availability. 

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