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LCSO re-institutes mask mandate for detention facility after spike in COVID cases

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Due to a recent increase of Covid cases within their detention facility, The Laramie County Sheriff’s Office has re-instituted the mask mandate for citizens visiting their building.

“We have been in consultation with Cheyenne – Laramie County Health Department for guidance to further minimize exposure,” LCSO officials stated in a Facebook post.

LCSO went on to remind citizens to not only wear a mask within their building when coming here to speak with our Records Department on issues such as finger printing and VIN inspections, but to also diligently practice social distancing and sanitize hands whenever possible.

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According to authorities, visitation for inmates in the detention facility will remain on the remote service which we have been utilizing since the outbreak of Covid.

“Thank you for your patience and understanding,” the LCSO concluded.

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:

  • 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.