April 05, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE

Stephen Malik, Public Information Officer

Lincoln County Emergency Management

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Lincoln County, WY - Lincoln County Public Health has received notification from the Wyoming Department of Health of another individual testing positive for COVID-19 in North  Lincoln County. This brings the total case count in the county to 2. 

At this time there is still no evidence of community spread in Lincoln County, but there is evidence in surrounding counties.

The individual is an adult male. Currently the patient has been ordered to isolate and is recovering at home. All family members related to this case are quarantined at home.

WDH and Lincoln County Public Health are following up to monitor and learn more about the person’s exposure risk and identify and communicate with anyone who may have been in close contact with the patient. Known contacts will be monitored for symptoms and tested if needed. Contact tracing is important as it helps to stop transmission of the virus within the community through early identification and prompt quarantine or isolation of the individuals who have potentially been exposed. 

Lincoln County Public Health wants to remind all Lincoln County residents:

  • Stay home when sick and avoid contact with others unless medical attention is necessary. Individuals with a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms regardless of travel history should call Star Valley Health’s symptom triage lines at 307-885-5008 or South Lincoln Hospital District’s triage line at 307-877-8719 for evaluation and instructions. All other medical emergencies should contact 911. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, faucets, sinks, phones, keypads, etc. 

  • Follow the advice from the Centers of Disease Control on how to protect yourself. 

Lincoln County Public Health is working with our local, state, and federal partners to keep our community safe. 

To receive more information and updates on COVID-19 in Lincoln County, WY, please visit https://www.lcwy.org/departments/public_health/index.php and https://starvalleyhealth.org/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

For information on COVID-19 in the State of Wyoming, please go to https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/ or Governor Mark Gordon’s COVID19 website https://covid19.wyo.gov/.

 For more information about COVID-19 globally and for all the current health recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

If you have general questions about COVID-19, you can email them to covid19@lcwy.org or to the Wyoming Department of Health’s informational email wdh.covid19@wyo.gov or you can call the Wyoming Department of Health’s hotline by dialing 211 or 1-888-425-7138. 

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MEDIA RELEASE

Stephen Malik, Public Information Officer
Lincoln County Emergency Management 
Lincoln County Public Health 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 02, 2020

Lincoln County, WY - Lincoln County Public Health has received notification from the Wyoming Department of Health of the presence of the first case of COVID-19 in Lincoln County. At this time there is no evidence of community spread in Lincoln County, but there is evidence in surrounding counties.

People who may have had close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19 are identified and contacted by the Wyoming Department of Health. Contact tracing is important as it helps to stop transmission of the virus within the community through early identification and prompt quarantine or isolation of the individuals who have potentially been exposed. Currently the patient has been ordered to isolate and is recovering at home. All family members related to this case are quarantined at home.

Lincoln County Public Health wants to remind all Lincoln County residents:

  •   Stay home when sick and avoid contact with others unless medical attention is necessary. Individuals with a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms regardless of travel history should call Star Valley Health’s symptom triage lines at 307-885-5008 or South Lincoln Hospital District’s triage line at 307-877-8719 for evaluation and instructions. All other medical emergencies should contact 911.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  •  Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, faucets, sinks, phones, keypads, etc.
  • Follow the advice from the Centers of Disease Control on how to protect yourself.

Lincoln County Public Health is working with our local, state, and federal partners to keep our community safe.

To receive more information and updates on COVID-19 in Lincoln County, WY, please visit Lincoln County Public Health and Star Valley Health

For information on COVID-19 in the State of Wyoming, please go to Wyoming Department of Health or Governor Mark Gordon’s COVID19 website 

For more information about COVID-19 globally and for all the current health recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, please visit their website.

If you have general questions about COVID-19, you can email them to phnafton@wyo.gov or to the Wyoming Department of Health’s informational email wdh.covid19@wyo.gov or you can call the Wyoming Department of Health’s hotline by dialing 211 or 1-888-425-7138.

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