Corona Virus - COVID-19

UCPH Banner COVID 19 with State flag, coronavirus model and new logo
  1. Symptoms
  2. Information Links
  3. Press
  4. I Want To Help
  5. I Need Assistance...
  6. COVID-19 Graphics
  7. State Health Order Variances
  8. Cleaning 

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:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.

This list is not all inclusive. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

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

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your health care provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility:  Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

The United States is responding to a pandemic of respiratory disease spreading from person to person caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This situation poses a serious public health risk. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners as well as public health partners, to respond to this situation. COVID-19 can cause mild to severe illness; most severe illness occurs in adults 65 years and older and people of any age with serious underlying medical problems.

Situation in U.S.

Different parts of the country are seeing different levels of COVID-19 activity. The United States nationally is in the acceleration phase of the pandemic.  The duration and severity of each pandemic phase can vary depending on the characteristics of the virus and the public health response.  Wyoming has joined the States with cases, thankfully, at this point we do not have the high numbers other States are experiencing.  Uinta County sadly is also included in the counties that have cases in Wyoming.   COVID-19 is a virus, much the same as the common cold or RSV, and of the same variety found in the SARS virus a few years ago in Canada.  A virus cannot be cured with an antibiotic and there are no antivirals or vaccines to fight it.  Research is being done to see what can be found, however, today there is nothing that helps. 

People may be at high risk if they have serious underlying medical conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.  Most people who test positive for COVID-19 have been exposed to someone who has the virus either by being within 6 feet of them or by touching things that may have been coughed or sneezed on.  If you think you may have been exposed, you should call your healthcare provider to see about getting tested.  If you are named a contact of a person who tests positive, someone from our office or the Wyoming Department of Health will contact you.  After testing you will be asked to isolate at home until the results come back if you are tested.  If we do call you as part of a contact investigation, please be truthful and know that we have your best interests in any recommendations.  We cannot release the name of the person under investigation, but we will give you as much information as we are allowed to by law.

You can call our office at any time if you have questions or concerns to 307-789-9203 or 307-787-3800 in the Bridger Valley.  We will post updates on the Uinta County Facebook page, and local media.  All Press Releases will also be posted here on the tab named Press.  We are acting under an Incident Command System (ICS) as Joint Incident Command.  This allows all First Responders to take part in the decision making process to assure everyone is cared for in the same manner.  Our meetings are held in a virtual environment practicing social distancing to keep everyone safe.  Rest assured we have your best interests in mind and are considering persons of all ages in our decision making process.  We have placed extra pages here to help answer your questions, find resources or offer assistance.  Check back often as we will post updates as they occur.