- Current Local COVID-19 Status
- State & Local Announcements
- Information and Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions
Campbell County Public Health is working closely with the Wyoming Department of Health to vigilantly monitor the current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak situation and is providing local residents and businesses recommendations for keeping themselves, employees and customers health.
Number of cases confirmed: 221
Number of tests processed by WPHL: 2,481
Cases recovered: 62
Campbell County Statistics
Number of cases confirmed: 9
Number of tests processed by WPHL: 231
Number of tests pending at WPHL: 2
Cases recovered: 3
Number of home-isolation patients monitored: 194
Number of home-isolation patients released: 107
Count updated (4/7/2020 pm)
This is a new virus and new viruses need special attention. Much is still unknown about COVID-19. As a result, we cannot predict how many people will become infected or how many will experience severe illness. The symptoms reported with this disease are familiar to all of us: fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some of the steps that can help prevent the spread of such illnesses include: avoiding contact with sick people, staying home when sick, covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing and washing hands often and carefully.
If you are sick, please contact your healthcare provider.
Campbell County residents with general questions about COVID-19 can contact Campbell County Public Health by calling (307) 682-7275, or may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circuit and District Court Questions
Attorneys, litigants and members of the public with questions regarding temporary court procedures can find county-specific information at Wyoming Judicial Branch COVID-19 Updates.
- Statewide Directive for Individuals Arriving in Wyoming from Another State or Country to Self-Quarantine
- Continuation of Statewide Public Health Order No. 1: Closing of Public Accommodation
- Continuation of Statewide Public Health Order No. 2: Forbidding Gatherings of Ten or More People
- Continuation of Statewide Public Health Order No. 3: Temporary Closure of Salons and Esthetic Services
- Governor Gordon, State Health Officer Extend Statewide Public Health Orders Through April 30, 2020
- Governor Gordon Announces EO for Emergency Declaration for COVID-19
- Governor Gordon Issues Statement Supporting the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines
- Restaurant Bar/Grill Emergency Liquor Service
- Wyoming Judicial Branch Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Campbell County Announcements
- Campbell County Adjusts Operations
- Campbell County Courthouse Building Closure Press Release
- Campbell County Parks and Recreation Center Temporary Closure
- Campbell County Parks and Recreation Center Updates
- Rockpile Museum Temporary Closure
Campbell County Health Announcements
- CCH COVID-19 Webpage
- Campbell County Memorial Hospital Closes to Visitors
- Campbell County Health Notified of First Coronavirus Case
- Respiratory Symptom Screening Moves to CCH Main Entrance
Campbell County School District Announcements
- CCSD COVID-19 Webpage
- CCSD Nutrition Services Student Breakfast and Lunch Program
- CCSD Nutrition Services Student Breakfast and Lunch Program (in Spanish)
City of Gillette Announcements
- City of Gillette Announcements Webpage
- City of Gillette Closed to Public Until Further Notice
- Safe use of City Parks and Trails
- American Chemistry Council COVID-19 Fighting Products
- CDC 10 Things You Can do to Manage Your Health at Home
- CDC Mitigation Strategies for Communities
- CDC Stop the Spread of Germs
- CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019
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- COVID-19 Disease Information
- EPA Registered Cleaning Products
- Guidelines on Events and Large Gatherings
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- State Health Advisory Recommendations for Assessing and Testing of Patients
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How is COVID-19 Spread?
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
How can you protect yourself and others?
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Practice Social Distancing
Social distancing is an infection control action intended to slow down or stop the spread of a contagious disease. The Centers for Disease control describes social distancing as remaining out of crowded public places, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible. Social distancing may be recommended to keep people from interacting closely or frequently enough to spread an infectious disease. Common gathering places, such as schools, movie theaters, sports events and religious services may be canceled.
Social distancing does not mean isolation or being quarantined. Healthy people need to make trips to the grocery store to buy food, or the hardware store to fix household items. In these cases, the six-foot rule can be used to distance yourself from someone who might be sick. On the other hand, there are circumstances where we should stay home and use social distancing to avoid large groups where we might be exposed to someone who is ill. Social distancing can help protect you and your loved ones, especially if they are over the age of 60 and susceptible to diseases like COVID-19.
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Who is at risk of contracting COVID-19?
The virus that causes COVID-19 is infecting people and spreading easily from person-to-person, and indiscriminate of race, ethnicity or sex. The immediate risk of being exposed to this virus is still low for most Wyomingites, but as the outbreak expands, that risk will increase. Eighty-percent of the population who contracts the disease will experience mild to moderate symptoms and will fully-recover.
Early information, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
- Older adults
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
Campbell County, The City of Gillette and Campbell County Health have received a number of questions from the public on a wide range of topics related to COVID-19 and our community. We have worked together to provide answers to the most common questions we are currently receiving.