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Wyoming governor still isolated with mild COVID-19 symptoms

Governor Mark Gordon at a press conference July 15, 2020 (Courtesy Wyoming PBS, YouTube)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor still had mild symptoms of COVID-19 five days after testing positive for the virus.

Gov. Mark Gordon continued to work in isolation Monday, spokesman Michael Pearlman said.

Gordon’s wife, Jennie Gordon, tested negative for the coronavirus and was isolating separately from the governor.

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Two staff members in the governor’s office tested positive. All other close, recent contacts of Gordon’s tested negative, Pearlman said.

Gordon first showed symptoms Nov. 22 and immediately took an at-home test.

Gordon got another test at a medical clinic Wednesday. The at-home and clinic tests both came back positive for the coronavirus that day.

It was unclear where Gordon contracted the virus, Pearlman said.

The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:

What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: covid@cnchd.org

  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.

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