The Wyoming Department of Health reported 74 new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County in the past week. There are currently 58 active cases in Sublette County, with 1,036 recoveries and 12 deaths, for a total of 1,106 cases since the pandemic began. Individuals are quarantining/isolating in the communities of Big Piney, Boulder, Cora, Daniel, Marbleton, and Pinedale.
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported another death of a Sublette County resident this week, raising our local death total to 12. Sublette County Public Health offers their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
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
Our local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transported over 12 Sublette County residents this week via ambulance or air flight to surrounding hospitals for COVID related-care. Regional hospital systems remain overburdened with COVID cases--the clinic staff is having to call individual hospitals on a case by case basis to find placement for clients needing care.
Sublette County remains in the Red or High Transmission Zone for community spread this week, along with most of the state, Campbell and Crook Counties remain in the Dark Red/VERY High Transmission Zone. (source: https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/County-Metrics_Sept-22-2021.pdf)
Please Note: The Sublette County Public Health Office in Pinedale will be closed on some Tuesdays & Thursdays for offsite flu & COVID clinics. Please call ahead to schedule appointments.
Pfizer Booster Doses
(Recommendation Applies to Those Who Previously Received Pfizer Doses)
Booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are now recommended and available for older residents and other adults at high risk of severe disease or exposure to the virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Sublette County Public Health will begin offering Pfizer booster doses at our scheduled clinics next week.
Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer for certain groups of people.
Those who should get booster doses include:
People aged 65 and older
Long-term care facility residents
Adults aged 50-64 with certain medical conditions that make severe disease more likely
Those who may consider booster doses depending on their personal risk and situation include:
Adults aged 18-49 with certain medical conditions that make severe disease more likely
Adults aged 18-64 at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission due to jobs such as healthcare workers or because they live or work in settings such as correctional facilities
Booster doses for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have not been approved yet. Hopefully, we will have more information in the next few weeks on booster doses for these vaccines.
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 now has Valut kits at both of our offices for easy pick-up! If you are symptom free (close contacts, traveling, surveillance testing,or just wish to perform your own test), 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 to 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 attached testing graphic.
If you have symptoms or are a close contact of an active case, please stay home, monitor your health and maintain distance until your test results are received. Call the schools to arrange virtual learning options for your children. Go to the Wyoming Department of Health website for great information on quarantine & isolation
As of September 20, 2021 – 2,781 people have been fully vaccinated in Sublette County, which means that 28.29% of our population has been vaccinated. Clinics in Sublette County vaccinated 80 individuals 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!
Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 pm, Marbleton Public Health Office (located at the Marbleton Senior Center).
Thursdays 1:30-4:30 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.
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.
Public Health Flu & COVID-19 Vaccine Drive-Thru Clinics
Tuesday, October 5th at the Sublette County Fairgrounds
10AM – 12Noon Senior Flu (65+)
2PM – 5PM Community Flu (all ages) & COVID Vaccine
Thursday, October 7th at the Museum of the Mountain Man
10AM – 12Noon Senior Flu (65+)
2PM – 6PM 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 (high-dose) 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!