Local COVID-19 cases increase to 38 today; new guidance from CDC, Fremont County Public Health

by | Apr 6, 2020 7:40PM

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Along with a video PSA from Fremont County Public Health Officer Dr. Brian Gee earlier today, the Fremont County Incident Management Team shares an update on local statistics and some new guidance for community members.


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Fremont County tested positive for COVID-19 today is 38

  • 24  Lander
  • 1   Riverton
  • 13  Wind River Reservation

Consultations at Clinics directed an additional 66 people to self-isolate over the weekend. This is over 750 in the last 14 days.


The new guidance from CDC and Fremont County Public Health is:

Wear a mask: Everyone. Please!

WHY?

  • You might be infected, never feel sick and still spread the virus
  • Masks catch respiratory droplets spread while talking, breathing, coughing or sneezing from landing on other people and surfaces
  • Non-medical cloth masks prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus
  • Masks protect workers in vital businesses from getting infected
  • Masks can be made from T-shirts or 100 percent cotton fabrics
  • Please stay at home as much as possible, practice social distancing of at least 6 ft everywhere, wash hands frequently, don’t touch your face. Wear a mask when in public

Do’s and Dont’s

  • Please don’t wear N95 and hospital surgical masks if possible: they are desperately needed by healthcare workers.
  • Do wash after each use…like after a trip to the grocery store
  • Don’t touch outside of mask if someone else coughs or sneezes on you. When you get home wash your hands. Remove the mask. Discard or launder the mask. Wash your hands again.
  • Do consider making extra masks for other people or to donate to clinics or businesses locally
  • Do wear a mask at home if you are sick. Do wear one if you are caring for a loved one who is sick. Masks should snugly cover entire mouth and nose.

Wearing a mask like the CDC recommends should be seen as a badge of honor. If I’m wearing a mask out in public, it means I’m concerned about you, I’m concerned about my neighbors, I’m concerned about strangers on the chance that I’m infectious. I want to do my part in limiting how I might impact you. Thank you.


As a reminder, all updates from the Fremont County Incident Management Team can be found by clicking here.

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