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Sublette County Public Health Briefing: Sept. 17, 2021

COVID Update

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reports that there have been 55 new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County in the past week. There are currently 41 active cases in Sublette County, with 980 recoveries and 11 deaths, for a total of 1,032 cases since the pandemic began. Individuals are quarantining/isolating in the communities of Big Piney, Boulder, and Pinedale.


Sublette County Public Health Nurse Janna Lee gave this week’s video update, providing current numbers, along with testing options. Please go to our Sublette County Public Health Facebook page to view the latest video update here: https://www.facebook.com/Sublettecountypublichealth/videos/578169516644115


State and regional medical systems remain over taxed, finding an available hospital bed for any individual needing hospital level care is extremely difficult. Some regional hospitals are starting to ration care to only the most critical patients. However, this does not mean that you should delay seeking medical help if you are feeling unwell.


Sublette County remains in the Red or High Transmission Zone for community spread this week, along with most of the state, Campbell and Hot Springs Counties remain in the Dark Red/VERY High Transmission Zone. (source: https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/County-Metrics_September-15-2021.pdf)


COVID-19 Testing



If you have symptoms, please call the Pinedale Medical Clinic at 307-367-4133 or the Marbleton Medical Clinic at 307-276.3306. Altitude Drug (www.AltitudeDrug.com) and Ridley’s Pharmacy (307-367-2131) also offer testing. Results from testing will be available, within 48-to-72 hours. Staff from your testing location may call with results or you may be given an on-link for results.


Public Health is now able to stock Valut kits at both of our offices for easy pick up! For close contacts, testing for travel, surveillance testing, or those wanting to test at home, Vault PCR tests are a great way to easily test at no charge. Vault tests are available by ordering them via www.vaultheath.com/covid or call Public Health at 307-367-2157 to pick up your kit. These COVID tests require a brief Zoom appointment for collection, you then ship them out via UPS in a provided overnight envelope. You’ll receive results in 48--72 hours via email.


If you don’t have insurance, are underinsured, or have a high deductible plan, please call Public Health for a voucher to pay for testing at the clinics. Please see above testing graphic for guidance on local testing options.


If you have symptoms or are a close contact to an active case, please stay home, monitor your health and maintain distance until your test results are received. Go to the Wyoming Department of Health website for great information on quarantine & isolation or call Public Health @ 367-2157 for assistance.

https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/



COVID-19 Vaccines

As of September 13, 2021 – 2,743 people have been fully vaccinated in Sublette County, which means that 27.9% of our population has been vaccinated. Public Health vaccine clinics continue to see higher rates of visitation with 95 individuals coming to be vaccinated this week countywide! Due to increased demand, we have moved back to our drive-thru format at the Mountain Man Museum on Thursday afternoons.


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! Comirnaty (Pfizer) is available for ages 12+. Moderna and Janssen are available for those 18 and older.


  • Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 pm, Marbleton Public Health Office (located at the Marbleton Senior Center).

  • Thursdays 1:30-4:00 pm, Mountain Man Museum Drive-Thru (look for signs, enter through south entrance)

  • 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 appointments.

Ridley’s has Moderna vaccine in stock this week and is offering vaccine appointments on Mondays, visit their website to sign up https://shopridleys.com/pharmacy.php. Altitude Drug is currently offering Janssen vaccine, call for more information at 367-2278.


Sign-up here: https://www.sublettewycovid.com/vaccines or call Public Health at 367-2157 for assistance.


Booster Doses – the FDA is meeting today (Sept. 17, 2021) to discuss recommendations for booster doses. Hopefully, we will have more guidance by next week from the FDA & ACIP.


Public Health Flu & COVID-19 Vaccine Drive-Thru Clinics

Tuesday, October 5th at the Sublette County Fairgrounds

  • 10am - Noon Senior Flu (65+)

  • 2 - 5 pm Community Flu (all ages) & COVID Vaccine


Thursday, October 7th at the Museum of the Mountain Man

  • 10am - Noon Senior Flu (65+)

  • 2 - 6 pm Community Flu (all ages) & COVID Vaccine


Payment Due at time of service: Cash & Checks Accepted; we can bill Medicare, BCBS, Cigna & UMR. Costs are: $20 for the regular flu vaccine and $55 for the senior flu (65+yrs) vaccine.


To sign-up go to: sublettewycovid.com/vaccine or call 367-2157 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are appreciated, however, walk-ins will be accepted! Please bring your completed consent form with you to these drive-thru clinics. We have plenty of vaccine this year, please schedule your appointment to help flow of traffic through these events.

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