Trump Declares Major Disaster in Wyoming Due to COVID-19

Trump Declares Major Disaster in Wyoming Due to COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump declared on Saturday that the COVID-19 coronavirus has caused a major disaster in Wyoming.

The declaration from Trump follows Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s federal disaster declaration request made on Thursday to the President.

Trump’s declaration allows access to federal funding and services amid the COVID-19 outbreak for all counties in Wyoming as well as the Wind River Reservation.

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As of Saturday afternoon there are 253 confirmed cases, 129 recoveries in 19 of Wyoming’s counties.


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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