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Gordon to hold press conference on COVID-19 and special session Wednesday

Governor Mark Gordon (PBS Wyoming YouTube)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon will hold a media briefing at 3 pm Wednesday, May 20 to provide updates on the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Gordon will also speak about the recent special session held by the Wyoming Legislature. Legislation to get $1.25 billion in federal CARES Act funding received by the state was passed during the special session Saturday.

“The Governor will provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss legislation passed during the recently concluded special session of the Wyoming Legislature,” Gordon’s office says of Wednesday’s press briefing. “He will be joined by Scott Hoversland, , Executive Director of the Wyoming Community Development Authority, who will discuss a program created by recent legislation that will provide assistance to landlords and renters.”

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“The briefing will be streamed live on Wyoming PBS television, the Wyoming PBS’ Facebook page and Wyoming PBS YouTube channel.”

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.

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.