Updated: Nov 21, 2020
Sublette County had 14 new COVID-19 cases reported today, Friday, November 20, 2020. Sublette County currently has 111 active cases, 237 recoveries, and 1 death, for 349 cumulative cases. Today’s 111 active cases in Sublette County sets a new record high for active cases in the county since the pandemic began.
Wyoming now ranks #3 in the nation for both the number of new daily cases per capita, and for the number of daily deaths per capita, according to today’s report in the New York Times. Wyoming has more than 10,600 active cases, with 219 hospitalizations due to COVID-19, including several Sublette County residents.
New statewide health orders will take effect on November 24 through December 15. There are no business closures included in the new orders. They reduce the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings. These are part of a series of measures the state and counties are undertaking to respond to the new record levels of COVID-19 hospitalizations and surge in cases. Mask orders are now in place in 15 of Wyoming’s 23 counties, including Sublette County:
COVID-19 Isolation Units installed in Marbleton/Big Piney: With the spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the nation, the possibility of surrounding facilities being unable to accept any out-of-state or out-of-county patients has become more of a reality for Sublette County.
Today the Sublette County Rural Health Care District received the first of two containers specially fabricated in Pinedale by Enviremedial Services, Inc. These containers are essential to operations of the clinic and will be used to test, monitor, and treat (and if needed house) any COVID-19 positive, or possible COVID-19 positive patients. These containers are fully insulated and can house up to three patients in separate isolated rooms, all with their own negative pressure system, running water, and electricity.
Funding for the containers came from the State of Wyoming CARES Act. The first container has been installed at the Marbleton/Big Piney Clinic and should be ready for patient use before Thanksgiving weekend. The second container is expected to be installed at the Pinedale location before the new year.
Please remember, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to or spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 by following general health precautions such as washing your hands often, social distancing, wearing a face covering, etc.
For further details about Sublette County cases, please go to the county COVID-19 website at www.sublettewycovid.com and click on the “Map” tab, or visit the Wyoming Department of Health COVID-19 page that is also linked on the county COVID-19 website.