With increased travel brought on by the summer season, Sheridan County Health officials are expecting to see more cases of COVID-19 coming into the communities.
Currently, 21 Sheridan County residents have experienced lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 according to the Wyoming Department of Health, with 18 of those residents fully recovered. One confirmed case is currently under quarantine in their home.
One new case was reported on July 9, with a history of recent out-of-state travel. The entire household of the patient is isolating at home. Investigations into the contact history of the patient have been completed and all parties have been contacted.
Nine non-resident cases have been confirmed in Sheridan County with all of those cases recovered.
Sheridan officials are asking that residents remain vigilant and to practice all appropriate hygiene and distancing recommendations saying in a press release the hard work protects you, your family and community.
The public is encouraged to follow guidelines outlined by the Center for Disease Control and Wyoming Department of Health.
Those guidelines include avoiding 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 you feel sick. Contact your local physician if you feel it may be more than a common cold.
Avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.
Remember to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a disinfectant 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.