The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reports that there have been 26 new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County in the past week. There are currently 30 active cases in Sublette County, with 936 recoveries and 11 deaths, for a total of 977 cases since the pandemic began. Individuals are quarantining/isolating in the communities of Big Piney, Boulder, Bondurant, Cora, Daniel, Marbleton, and Pinedale.
State and regional medical systems are over taxed and it has become extremely difficult to find an available hospital bed for any individual needing hospital level care. Most hospitals in the state have cancelled elective surgeries and have activated their surge plans. Our local EMS team transported a record 41 patients to hospitals last month, including both COVID related cases and other emergent care situations.
Sublette County moved into the Red or High Transmission Zone for community spread this week, along with most of the state, which continues to be in the High Transmission Zone, several counties remain in the Dark Red/VERY High Transmission Zone. (source: https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/County-Metrics_September-8-2021.pdf
On this week’s video update Dr. Fitzsimmons and Janna Lee discussed that in order for Sublette County to get out of the Red Zone and ease the pressure on our medical system, more community members need to get vaccinated. Please go to our Sublette County Public Health Facebook page to view our latest video update here: https://www.facebook.com/Sublettecountypublichealth/videos/1303212510136736/
COVID and Schools
A couple of weeks into the 2021-2022 school year, both local school districts report several positive COVID cases with teachers and students isolating at home. In order to keep our teachers, students and support staff as healthy as possible and schools open, our local districts ask that if your child is not feeling well, that you keep them at home.
WDH re-worked it’s data and reporting methods, which resulted in a slight decrease in our vaccine numbers. As of Sept. 7, 2021 -- 2,693 people have been fully vaccinated in Sublette County, which means that 27.39% of our population has been vaccinated. Vaccine clinics continue to see higher rates of visitation over the last month, around 80 individuals per week countywide. Due to increased demand, we are moving back to our drive-thru format at the Mountain Man Museum on Thursday afternoons, starting September 16th!
Public Health continues to offer weekly vaccination clinics offering all three vaccines--Moderna, Comirnaty (Pfizer), and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome on these clinic days!
Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 pm, Marbleton Public Health Office (located in the Marbleton Senior Center).
Thursdays 1:30-4:30 pm, Mountain Man Museum Drive-Thru (look for signs)
Public Health is now offering all COVID vaccines by appointment on Tuesdays & Thursdays in our Pinedale Office outside of the posted clinic hours. We will require you to call to schedule these appointments to guarantee that we have nursing staff and vaccine doses available. Please call 367-2157 to schedule.
Ridley’s has not been able to receive vaccine shipments so is currently unable to provide vaccine appointments. Altitude Drug is currently offering Janssen vaccine – call for more information at 367-2278.
Remember that all COVID vaccines are available at no cost. Comirnaty (Pfizer) is available for ages 12+. Moderna and Janssen are available for those 18 and older. Sign-up is easy and takes less than 10 minutes. Sign-up here: https://www.sublettewycovid.com/vaccines or call Public Health at 367-2157 for assistance.
Questions about isolation or quarantine? Want to discuss vaccine options? Phone Public Health @ 367-2157--we will be happy to discuss your situation or provide information.
Are coming the first week of October! Public Health will have all the information out next week for our drive-thru clinics for senior flu & community clinics.