A Fifth Person Has Tested Positive For COVID-19 in Sweetwater County

A Fifth Person Has Tested Positive For COVID-19 in Sweetwater County

ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County healthcare agencies were notified again Saturday, April 4, 2020, by a private lab that Sweetwater County has its fifth case of COVID-19. The county’s fourth case was announced earlier in the day.

The lab has confirmed a woman in her 40s, living in Green River, has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient remains in good condition and continues to self-isolate at home, according to Sweetwater County Public Health. 

Contact tracing by Sweetwater County Public Health is under way on this case, as well as the fourth person who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier today.

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Sweetwater County’s first patient, a male in his 40s, has recovered. His close contacts will be quarantined until April 10. The second person, a male in his 20s, remains in good condition and continues to self-isolate at home. Only five of his contacts meet state testing criteria. The third person, a child, is in the same home as the second person, and remains in good condition in self-isolation.

It is extremely important to practice social distancing. Treat those you are not housed with as though they are potential COVID-19 carriers.

  • Stay more than 6 feet away from those you are not housed with.
  • Work from home. Make use of Skype, Facetime, email, and text to stay in touch with friends and loved ones.
  • Only send one person to the grocery store.
  • If you have a temperature of 100 or greater or a cough, call your provider or call the MHSC COVID-19 Nurse Triage Line at 307-522-8523 to discuss COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • Don’t touch your T-zone – eyes, nose and mouth. Cover your cough –cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue, NOT in your hands.
  • More health and community updates can be found at sweetwatermemorial.com, sweetwater311.org, covid19.wyo.gov., and cdc.gov.

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What to do if you feel sick: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, like a temperature of 100 or greater or a cough, DO NOT go to the Emergency Room.

Please call your primary care provider or either Castle Rock Medical Center (Green River) at 307-872-4590 or Memorial Hospital’s Triage Line (Rock Springs) at 307-522-8523. The hotline is available 24/7.

Health professionals will be available to discuss your symptoms and address concerns regarding COVID-19 to determine if a visit or further testing is necessary.

Please follow these tips to slow the spread of this virus:

  • Social Distancing – Stay 6 feet apart from others and 
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds regularly. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you sneeze or cough and then throw the tissue away. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched areas. For example: door knobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, tables, keyboards, phones, toilets, faucets and sinks.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose with unwashed hands.

For current news, updates, closures and resources, please visit our COVID-19 Coronavirus page here.