Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 Update: + 12 cases, +1 death
The Wyoming Department of Health announced 23 additional COVID-19 related deaths in Wyoming, including an adult Sublette County woman who died earlier this month. She had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.
The Wyoming Department of Health reports there have been two other COVID-related deaths in Sublette County since the pandemic began:
• An older adult woman who was a Sublette County resident died in August 2020 in a Utah long-term care facility, where she was exposed to the virus.
• An older adult Sublette County man died in November 2020. He was hospitalized in another state. It’s unclear whether he had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.
The loss of these individuals is a tragedy for their families as well as our community. The Sublette COVID-19 Response Group extends our condolences.
Today’s announcement is a solemn reminder the seriousness of this disease. We encourage the public to follow basic public health recommendations, including practicing social distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, staying home when sick, and maintaining good personal hygiene. Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.
Case Counts: +12 cases
The WDH reports that Sublette County has 88 active cases, with 417 recoveries, and 3 deaths, for a total of 508 cases since the pandemic began.
New Statewide Orders:
Today, Governor Mark Gordon announced new health orders that take effect on December 9, 2020 and will expire on January 8, 2021.
The changes include:
• Implementation of a statewide face covering order.
• Bars and restaurants will be closed from 10PM to 5AM for onsite consumption.
• Groups of patrons seated together at bars, restaurants, theaters, concert halls, and large events will be limited
• Group workout classes at gyms will be limited to 10 individuals.
• Gatherings without required distancing will be limited to 10 individuals.