Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center April 15 Report

Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center April 15 Report

The April 15, 2020, daily situation report from the Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center was released this afternoon. Here’s our takeaway.

ROCK SPRINGS — Four of Sweetwater County’s confirmed positive COVID-19 Coronavirus patients have recovered. The others remain in fair to good condition and are self-isolating.

Contact tracing is underway on yesterday’s 10th confirmed positive patient, a woman in her 40s from Rock Springs.

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The Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County reported it hascollected 447 COVID-19 tests with 412 returned negative, 9 positive and 26 pending results. One of these positives is not reflected in County totals as the
patient is from out-of-state and does not reside here.

Castle Rock Medical Center reported it has collected 72 COVID-19 tests with 65 returned negative, 2 positive and 5 pending results.

In addition to state testing, Castle Rock reminds everyone that they have added private lab testing as an additional means to test suspected COVID-19 patients. The turnaround time on these tests is approximately 3 to 4 days. These testing supplies are limited, so patients should call the clinic for a same-day appointment. Castle Rock is not accepting orders for these testing supplies from outside providers.

Donation Made

In other news, the MHSC received a nice donation from the Wyoming Club, according to a press release from MHSC.

The Wyoming Club’s donation has helped boost the Memorial Hospital Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund to nearly $12,000.

Sweetwater Memorial Human Resources Director Amber Fisk received the check Tuesday on behalf of the Foundation, using an object grabber as the ultimate social distancing tool. Pictured, from left, are Fisk; Wyoming Club Owner Mike Mullins; Wyoming Club staff Amanda Trujillo, Dominique Davenport and Orlando Webb; Warren; and Wyoming Club employee Jennifer Davenport. Courtesy photo

“The Wyoming Club’s Pouches for a Purpose was a great event that brought all of us together to raise money for the Memorial Hospital Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund,” Wyoming Club Owner Lena Warren said. “Together, we raised $705 through several personal donations from patrons, staff and sales.”

As of Wednesday morning, the fund stands at $11,985. For more on the COVID-19 Response
Fund click here.


What to do if you feel sick: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please call your primary care provider or seek medical attention.

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

  • Follow Public Health Orders
  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t available.
  • Stay home when sick and avoid other people unless you need medical attention.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.
  • Long-term care and healthcare facilities should follow guidelines for infection control and prevention.

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