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Wyoming Department of Corrections releases COVID-19 update

Wyoming State Penitentiary, courtesy of the Wyoming Department of Corrections

Cheyenne, Wyo. Officials with the Wyoming Department of Corrections, otherwise known as WDOC, have released an update on inmates and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.

As of August 13, 2020, the number of active COVID cases (confirmed positives) and recoveries (previously confirmed positives that have been cleared by the Wyoming Department of Health to return to the general inmate population or to work) are as follows:

Wyoming State Penitentiary (WSP) in Rawlins:

Inmate Population: 18 active cases and 11 recoveries

Staff Population: 5 active cases and 13 recoveries

Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI) in Torrington:

Inmate Population: 0 active cases and 2 recoveries

Staff Population: 0 active cases and 3 recoveries

Wyoming Honor Farm (WHF in Riverton:

Inmate Population: 0 positive cases over time

Staff Population: 0 positive cases over time

Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp (WHCC) in Newcastle:

Inmate Population: 0 positive cases over time

Staff Population: 0 positive cases over time

Wyoming Women’s Center (WWC) in Lusk:

Inmate Population: 0 positive cases over time

Staff Population: 0 active cases and 1 recovery

According to a media release from WDOC, testing will take place next week for all inmates and staff at the Wyoming Women’s Center. Once that occurs, all WDOC facilities will have gone through the mandatory testing process at least once. Two full rounds of testing have been conducted at WSP.

“The WDOC is continuing to conduct individual COVID tests as necessary, in accordance with guidelines from the Wyoming Department of Health. In addition, random testing will be conducted on an on-going basis as a precautionary measure,” WDOC officials said.


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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