Town of Pinedale Residents offered NO COST COVID-19 Antibody Tests.
Beginning December 2, 2020, any resident of the Town of Pinedale may schedule an appointment at the Pinedale Medical Clinic for a COVID 19 Antibody Test. The testing is being paid for through a CARES Act funded grant applied for and received by the Town of Pinedale. This testing is being offered in an effort to better understand the prevalence of COVID-19, our local community’s health risks and help stop community spread of the virus. The Sublette County Rural Healthcare District has graciously taken on the task of conducting the testing at the Pinedale Medical Clinic.
There are two types of tests for COVID-19. Viral tests tell you if you have a current infection, and antibody tests tell you if you've been previously infected. The Antibody test that is being offered will tell if you have had COVID-19 in the past and is NOT a test to tell if you currently have COVID-19.
Testing is conducted by a blood draw. Lab draws are being performed at the Pinedale Clinic only. Results are made available to the patient within 3-5 business days through the Clinic Patient Portal.
All testing must be completed by Dec 31, 2020 date. Appointments are mandatory and may be made by calling 307-367-4133.
Residents must provide a town water bill or be on the registered voter list to prove eligibility at check in. Youth may be accompanied by a parent or guardian with one of the credentials listed above.
Test kits are limited, so schedule your appointment early. For additional information please call the Pinedale Town Hall at 307-367-4136.
Governor Helps Address Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19 with Funding
Governor Gordon has made $5 million in CARES Act funds available to behavioral health providers in Wyoming to help them provide services to residents with needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We know this pandemic and its impacts has taken its toll on the mental health of many Wyomingites, particularly those battling substance abuse,” Governor Gordon said. “This funding will enhance the ability for Wyoming providers to deliver services to those having difficulty accessing help and those who are unable to pay for the assistance they need.”
The funding allocated by the Governor may be used to provide no-cost services for Wyoming residents experiencing behavioral health challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic; to enhance or offer telehealth and other remote services related to the pandemic; to provide behavioral health services to residents at long-term care facilities; to purchase personal protective equipment; and for reimbursement for costs incurred since March due to COVID-19 that haven’t been reimbursed from another pay source.
Licensed mental health and substance abuse providers that were already enrolled as providers with the Wyoming Department of Health are eligible for the funding. Applications are due by December 15 and more information is available on the WDH website.
Winter Social Distancing
The Sublette COVID-19 Response Group has launched its winter-image social distancing campaign featuring images from local photographers Arnie Brokling, Kaitie Mansell, and Melissa Ryckman. The campaign includes highly visible sidewalk signage throughout the county, and free poster downloads on the website: www.sublettewycovid.com. The Response Group thanks these photographers lending their images to demonstrate how Sublette County does social distancing during winter. Remember, when you can’t social distance, please wear a mask.