Corona Virus - COVID-19
VACCINES are arriving in Uinta County on a scheduled basis.
We are excited to finally be receiving a vaccine that offers hope to the citizens of Uinta County, the people we work with, and are concerned about. Both the Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines for COVID-19 were approved in late November and early December by an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted by the FDA.
"Plans are currently being made for a COVID-19 Vaccination clinic for those 70 years and older. Those 70 years old or older who are interested in receiving the vaccine, can register to be on the list for these clinics by completing registration online by filling in all of the information at this link: https://forms.gle/fbvGPciMf7gTQqZQA.
For those without a computer or smartphone or someone to help them register, we can accept calls in Evanston Tuesday through Thursday at 307-789-9203, and in the valley at 307-787-3800 Tuesday through Friday.
Doses of vaccine are limited at this time. To fairly distribute it in this first clinic we will utilize a random drawing. If your name was selected you will receive notification that will tell you the location, time, and date for you to receive your vaccine. There will be no walk-ins for this clinic. You will only receive the vaccine if your name is on the list. As vaccine is received we will notify of further clinics and do further selections.
We will use all local media sources (Uinta County Herald and K-9 Radio) as well as social media (Facebook), and CodeRed to keep everyone informed when and where vaccinations will be given.
Please follow us on Facebook, and if you haven't signed up for CodeRed yet, please click the link above and do it today. We will do our best to keep you informed as we progress. If you have questions, please give us a call!
Please click on the Forms tab below to access the COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form, Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Form, and information about V-Safe which is an app to be able to report any side-effects or reactions to the vaccine.
If you would like more information on the vaccines from the FDA, you can find it here
- VACCINE in Uinta County
- Phase 1a
- Phase 1b
- Available Testing for COVID-19
- State Health Orders
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Generally speaking, Phase 1a critical populations are:
➔ Persons who have regular potential for exposure to COVID-19 patients;
➔ Persons who have regular exposure to people who are potentially positive for COVID-19, or those who are exposed to infectious materials; and
➔ Residents and staff of long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities and residential care facilities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Through the following Phase 1b designations, WDH aims to prevent mortality and morbidity and preserve societal functioning. Generally speaking, Phase 1b critical populations are:
➔ Persons 70 years of age or older and
➔ Frontline essential workers who must interact with the public and are unable to consistently physically distance from others.
Social Media and local media release on 1/11/2021:
COVID-19 Vaccinations for medical and emergency personnel (those in the top tier priority group Phase 1A) are nearly complete in Uinta County. Plans are being made to move into Phase 1B, specifically those 70 years and older. Doses of COVID-19 vaccine are very limited at this time, and there likely will not be enough to vaccinate everyone who would like one in the first clinic. More vaccine will be available in coming weeks. Additional clinics will be held as additional vaccine arrives.
If you are 70 years old or older and are interested in receiving the vaccine please register by filling in all of the information at this link: https://forms.gle/fbvGPciMf7gTQqZQA You only need to register once.
Utilizing the above link is the preferred method for registration, but for those without a computer or smart phone or someone to help them register that way, we can accept calls Tuesday Jan. 12 through Thursday Jan. 14, 8am-5pm at 307-789-9203 for Evanston residents to sign up. Bridger Valley residents can call 307-787-3800 to sign up.
To fairly distribute the vaccine, we will utilize a random drawing for residents 70 and older who have registered to receive the vaccine. If your name is selected you will receive notification (text, email, or phone call) that will tell you the location, time, and date for you to receive your vaccine. The Evanston 1st round clinic will be on Monday, January 18th.
Unfortunately, we do not have enough doses to offer the shots on a drop-in basis. At this time, you will only receive the vaccine if your name is on the list and 70 years old or older. As additional vaccine is received we will notify of further clinics utilizing a similar process.
We are very excited to be at this stage of vaccine distribution! Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to efficiently and fairly distribute vaccine.
Following vaccination of those 70 years old, the next priority groups will be opened up, including school district staff and childcare service providers. We will communicate through Code Red and other forms of media.
To sign up for Code Red, go to www.uintacounty.com, and click on the Code red shield at the lower right of the page.
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.
State Health Orders - WyomingUinta County is under a Statewide Mask Mandate until January 8, 2021. After that date, the number of cases and hospitalizations will be reviewed and a determination made if it needs to be continued.
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We ask everyone to do their part during this time - Thank you.
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.