Corona Virus - COVID-19
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Watch for symptoms
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19 and should be tested: CDC Self Checker People with INCREASED RISK
Headache Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fever Chills Muscle pain Sore throat New loss of taste or smell Myalgia Diarrhea Fatigue Stuffy Nose
- This list is not all inclusive, Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have milder illness, however, they will be required to follow the same Quarantine or Isolation requirements.
- When to seek emergency medical attention
- Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately.
State Health Orders - WyomingUinta County is under a Mask Mandate order until December 4, 2020. After that date, the number of cases and hospitalizations will be reviewed and a determination made if it needs to be continued. We ask everyone to do their part during this time - Thank you.
#1 Seventeenth Continuation
#2 Seventeenth Continuation
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If you have an opinion you would like to have considered, or comments to make, there is a survey you can use to make those comments to our County Health Officer. Survey
Thanks for your interest and input.
The Holidays are upon us, and 2020 has been a year full of uncertainty and constant changes.
We have gone from no school, through Summer, back to school this Fall but by different standards, and past hunting season. Uinta County is now under a mask mandate for public areas, and we were hoping we would never have to have that happen. All other restrictions set by State Health Orders are still in effect. We strive to protect both those you come in contact with, to helping you to protect those you love at home.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are going to be different this year, and we hope you will alter your annual celebrations and parties to keep everyone safe. It's really hard to celebrate when we're missing family members who would normally be with us. We understand, we have families too.
Do you need help with food, or someone to bring you needed prescriptions, or maybe a mask to wear out in public? Do you wonder if you should be tested after a trip to another State? Has the business you work for been closed so you can’t make your rent?
We have compiled a LIST OF RESOURCES for anyone in Uinta County, and if something you need isn’t on that list, please give a call to Merrillee Francom, or Stephanie Ludwig at Public Health (307) 789-9203, or Kim West with Emergency Management at (307) 783-0327.
COVID-19 has hit all of the United States hard, and in ways we didn’t think possible. We are all getting weary of the worry and concern for our neighbors and our families. Having empathy is a good thing, but as everyone knows, too much of a good thing can be hazardous to your health. The longer this public health threat is around, and the constant ups and downs within our County and State, the more we are likely to be overwhelmed.
It’s easy to say don’t let it get to you, but for some this is easier said than done. There is help in Uinta County if you just want to talk to someone that can help you sort it out. Mental Health providers are standing by to give you a confidential ear. You don’t have to handle this on your own, you don’t have to listen to other people’s ideas about this outbreak, you have a right to speak to someone who is objective and will listen if you will talk.
We have compiled a list of Mental Health providers who will be there for you - today, and for as long as you need them. Just click on the word list and make a phone call to get started.
In addition to the information you find here, there are many other areas you can go to further educate yourself. Please use the following links to start your education about COVID-19. Your best defense is to educate yourself since there is currently no antiviral, antibiotic or vaccine to help. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for advice.
Uinta County Public Health 307-789-9203 or 307-787-3800 in the Bridger Valley
Evanston Community Health Center 307-789-8290 COVID-19 testing
Evanston Regional Hospital 307-789-3636 Drive up COVID-19 testing
Wyoming COVID-19 Information at wohs.us. Wyoming Information Sharing Platform (WISP) Non-medical information about COVID-19 is available by calling 2-1-1 or 888-425-7138.
Restaurant Guidance for State Health Orders - click here Questions?
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) If you are Sick Testing for COVID-19
I think (or know) I had COVID-19, when can I go back to school/work or be with others?
Protect yourself & others
World Health Organization (WHO)
This section is to give you access to the Press Releases the Public Information Officer (P.I.O.) & Joint Information Center have released. Click on the links below to read each one.
There is no place to comment here, but if you need further information, please feel free to contact the Public Health Office and ask for the COVID-19 P.I.O. 307-789-9203
April 1- Coronavirus Circulating April 1- First Positive Case April 7- What is Quarantine/Isolation April 9- Continue Statewide Order #1 -Continue Statewide Order #2 -Continue Statewide Order #3 April 9- Case Count Up April 13- 1st Wyoming Death April 16- Cases Recovered April 17- WSH 2 Cases April 23- CDC to Visit April 23- Increased Lab Testing April 24- Plan for Re-Opening April 29- Point Prevalence Survey Results April 30- Wearing a Mask April 30- Mental Health Providers
May 8- 7th Positive Case May 8 - The Lowdown on Masks May 9 - Thanks Uinta County May 11 - COVID-Vs-Flu May 13 - Economy Linked May 13 - Disinformation May 13 - God Job Us May 13 - Prepared is Not Scared May 13 - Social Distancing Around For Awhile May 13 - Stay Home if Sick-Isolate if Tested May 14 - Antibody Testing May 16 - 8th Positive Case May 18 - Business Assistance with a Few Clicks May 19 - ECDC Point Prevalence Survey May 19 - Reach Out if You Need Help May 19 - Twitter Award Governor Gordon
Drive-Up at ERH, Rapid Antigen test, with negative result samples going to state lab for the PCR test to confirm. Recommended only for individuals with symptoms.
- Bridger Valley Urgent Care: Samples to state, also a rapid test for symptomatic people. Biofire PCR.
- Binax Now testing is now available at the Community Health Center on Yellow Creek Drive starting the week of Thanksgiving. The tests are focused for those who are students K-12 and staff of Long-Term care, Assisted Living, those in Communal settings such as jails and group homes, and critical workers. Plan is to have additional sites for testing in the very near future.
- Vault Testing - a do-it-yourself test at home. Wyoming purchased 75,000 Vault home saliva test kits. Anyone can order a kit at https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid. If it is a Wyoming address, the $150 testing fee is waived, and shipping costs are covered. Saliva is collected during a supervised online telehealth visit with a Vault Test Supervisor (requires an internet connection.) Sample is sent to a Vault lab. Businesses and community organizations are encouraged to take part.
- Broad Testing with Curative Saliva Test: Drive Up on a pre-set schedule for agencies wanting to participate. Contact Public Health for more information as this is only offered on a set schedule.
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