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Yellowstone says two employees recovered from COVID-19, no new positives

"People exploring Midway Geyser Basin" (NPS / Jacob W. Frank)

CASPER, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park said on Tuesday, Aug. 18 that two park concession employees who tested positive for COVID-19 in July have recovered.

“No visitors have tested positive in the last four weeks in any of Yellowstone’s medical clinics,” Yellowstone added. “There have been approximately 1.66 million visits to the park since it opened on May 18.”

Yellowstone has also been conducting COVID-19 surveillance testing of their employees.

“In partnership with the states of Montana and Wyoming and surrounding counties, Yellowstone National Park has conducted nearly 1,400 employee (asymptomatic) surveillance tests since early June (346 tests in the past three weeks) on front-line employees and all test results have been negative,” the park said.

Yellowstone says that a total of 1,499 surveillance tests have been conducted. 1,378 have come back negative with 121 test results pending.

“In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, the park continues to proactively quarantine employees who have symptoms,” Yellowstone added.

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


The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.


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