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64 COVID cases reported among inmates and staff at Wyoming corrections centers

The Wyoming Medium correctional Institution in Torrington. (Wyoming Department of Corrections)

The Wyoming Department of Corrections has released numbers of active cases currently reported at the various correctional institutions around the state.

According to the numbers released on Friday, 64 active cases were reported among inmates and staff at the various institutions overseen by the WDOC.

“Working with the Wyoming Department of Health, all active inmate cases are medically monitored and managed by the Department and our health care provider (Corizon Health, Inc.) in accordance with CDC guidelines,” a WDOC release said Friday. “The Department continues conducting rigorous surveillance testing at all sites and will provide additional information as it becomes available.”

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As of Friday November 20, 2020 the number of active COVID-19 cases (confirmed positives) reported by the Wyoming Department of Corrections are as follows.

Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution (WMCI) Torrington

  • Active Covid Cases: 19
    • Staff 12
    • Inmates 7

Wyoming Honor Farm (WHF) Riverton

  • Active Covid Cases: 22
    • Staff 2
    • Inmates 20

Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp (WHCC) Newcastle

  • Active Covid Cases: 14
    • Staff 1
    • Inmates 13

Wyoming Women’s Center (WWC) Lusk

  • Active Covid Cases: 1
    • Staff 1
    • Inmates 0

Wyoming State Penitentiary (WSP) Rawlins

  • Active Covid Cases: 8
    • Staff 6
    • Inmates 2

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.