PINEDALE — Sublette County COVID case numbers continue to rise for the third week in a row, according the July 30 briefing from the County Public Health Office.
The Wyoming Department of Health reports that there have been 24 new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County in the past week. There are currently 20 active cases in the county, with 829 recoveries and eight deaths for a total of 857 cases since the pandemic began. Individuals are quarantining/isolating in the communities of Big Piney, Boulder, Cora, Daniel, and Pinedale, said Nurse Manager Janna Lee.
This week, the Wyoming Department of Health reported the death of an older male from Sublette County with underlying health conditions. This brings the death total in Sublette County to eight. Public Health expressed its condolences to his family.
The CDC now recommends individuals to wear masks in public indoor settings in areas with high community transmission. The Wyoming Department of Health has placed Sublette County in the Red Zone for community spread (see attached graphic, source for graphic: https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/County-Metrics_july-27.pdf)
As a reminder, under current CDC guidelines people who have been fully vaccinated do not have to quarantine or isolate after a positive COVID exposure. Timing is prime in getting your student aged 12+ vaccinated before the start of school.
What to Watch Out For
If you experience any of the following: fever, persistent cough, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, a sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; or if you have had exposure to a positive case, please call the Pinedale or Marbleton Clinic to schedule testing. Public Health continues to offer a free testing voucher for uninsured or underinsured individuals.
As of July 26th, 2,490 people have been fully vaccinated in Sublette County, which means that 25.59% of our population has been vaccinated. Lee said the office has seen an increase at its weekly vaccination clinics over the past two weeks–keep coming to get vaccinated.
Sublette County Public Health is holding weekly vaccination clinics at its Public Health Offices. Moderna, Pfizer, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccines are available weekly at these clinics. The office was able to receive more J&J vaccine and offering Moderna again due to multiple requests. Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome on these clinic days at the following times:
- Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 pm, Marbleton Public Health Office (located in the Marbleton Senior Center).
- Thursdays 1:30-4 pm, Pinedale Public Health Office (in our large conference room–look for the signs).
Ridley’s is providing Moderna and Janssen vaccinations on Mondays. Residents are encouraged visit their website to sign up https://shopridleys.com/pharmacy.php. Altitude Drug is currently offering Janssen vaccine–call for more information at 367-2278.
Lee also wants to remind residents that all COVID vaccines are available at no cost. Pfizer is available for 12+ . Janssen is available for 18 and older. Sign-up takes less than 10 minutes. Sign-up here: https://www.sublettewycovid.com/vaccines or call Public Health at 367-2157 for assistance.