Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center Report for April 8

Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center Report for April 8

The Wyoming Department of Health reports this afternoon that the number of COVID-19 patients who have recovered from the virus rose to 94 statewide today.

Local Tests = 391; Negative = 325; Positive = 6; Pending = 60

The Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center reports new total testing numbers for the county today. As of this afternoon, 344 COVID-19 tests have been collected at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County with 290 returning negative, 5 positive and 49 pending results. Castle Rock Medical Center has collected 49 tests with 35 returning negative, 1 positive and 11 pending results.

Meanwhile, the overall cases in Wyoming residents recovering from the virus made a significant jump today. The Wyoming Department of Health reports that 94 patients have recovered, up from 62 yesterday.

Other EOC-related news:

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  1. Two bulk shipments recently received locally from a combination of state and Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)
    inventory has been distributed to Green River, Rock Springs, Wamsutter, Granger, Superior, and Bairoil.
  2. A Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies truck, as part of the First Lady Gordon’s Hunger Initiative, is scheduled to arrive in Sweetwater County on Saturday, May 2 at the Sweetwater Events Complex parking lot from 1-4 p.m. Local families can
    expect to be met by volunteers who will then place a box of food in their vehicle without requiring anyone to get
    out of their vehicle or in close physical contact. The event is expected to feed 400 local families.
  3. Our incident command team has prepared and executed a memorandum of understanding with the Sweetwater
    Events Complex to use their facilities to serve a wide variety of emergency response needs should that become
    necessary.
  4. Our incident command team and administrative staff at Western Wyoming Community College are in the process
    of drafting an agreement to make a variety of facilities on campus available to the EOC should the need arise.
    Previously, the Aspen dormitory was identified as a possible temporary housing, treatment or triage facility; this
    new proposal is more comprehensive and not exclusive to only using the dormitory if needed.
  5. Memorial Hospital administrative staff is also exploring a partnership with local hotels to serve as temporary housing
    for healthcare employees should that become necessary.

Aspen Mountain Medical Facility

Administrative staff at Aspen Mountain Medical Center remind everyone that they are only performing urgent elective procedures on a case-by-case basis as determined by their surgeons and patients and after actively screening potential patients for symptoms of COVID-19 during pre-admissions.


THE LATEST COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS NEWS & INFO FROM THE WYOMING DEPT. OF HEALTH

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.