COVID-19 News Update: September 27, 2021

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September 27, 2021

SWEETWATER COUNTY – Western Wyoming Community College has announced this week’s Covid-19 information. Currently, there are 6 new confirmed positive cases at the Rock Springs and Green River Campus. There are 9 active cases currently and 34 total recovered cases for the Fall 2021 semester.

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SWEETWATER COUNTY – Here is your weekly update from the Sweetwater County District Board of Health. As of 9/22/21, Sweetwater County is at 14.3% test positivity and 255 active cases. This has decreased from 15.6% and 276 active cases. There are 63 confirmed deaths to date. Additional deaths have been added since the last update. They are aware of a number of additional deaths, but, Vital Statistics is currently lagging 1-2 months behind in reporting.

Vaccinations: Public Health holds daily walk-in hours for both COVID and school immunizations. Afternoons are available by appointment.

Walk-in COVID/Flu Clinics scheduled at the Events Complex: 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 119, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30 from 1-4 pm

Booster doses were approved by the CDC – Link to CDC information on who is eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster dose: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has 15 COVID-positive inpatients as of this morning, of which 9 are in the ICU.

Weekly Vaccine Clinic: Everyone 12 and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine during the hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru offered from 3-6 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday at the main hospital entrance in the same place the swabbing station operates. Call us at 307-352-8561 if you have questions.

The upcoming vaccination clinic for Western Wyoming Community College will be held on September 28 from 11 am – 2 pm in room 1404. Walk-ins welcome. Western’s Board of Trustees put into place an extended mask mandate through Tuesday, October 19.

Contact Tracing: The state is contact tracing for Sweetwater County.

Weekly Positive Cases of COVID-19 for Sweetwater County

09/19/2021-09/25/2021 – 287

09/12/2021-09/18/2021 – 285

09/05/2021-09/11/2021 – 276

08/29/2021-09/04/2021 – 258

08/22/2021-08/28/2021 – 206

08/15/2021-08/21/2021 – 149

08/08/2021-08/14/2021 – 90

08/01/2021-08/07/2021 – 45

07/25/2021-07/31/2021- 51

07/18/2021-07/24/2021 – 47

07/11/2021-07/17/2021 – 32

07/04/2021-07/10/2021 – 34

The full report can be found HERE.

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The following information is from the Wyoming Department of Health. New updates are posted every day at 3 p.m.

TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES

New cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County since the last report: 104
Number of new cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming since the last report: 854

The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County: 228
The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming: 2,793

Total number of variant cases (Delta) in Sweetwater County: 91
Total number of variant cases (All) in Wyoming: 3,279

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HOSPITALIZATION INFORMATION

Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Wyoming: 192
Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 15

VACCINATION INFORMATION

First Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 235,023
Second Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 206,543
Third Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 3,959

One-Dose Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 19,226

Total Doses Administered: 464,751

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IMPORTANT LINKS

COVID-19 Booster Shots – More information can be found HERE.

FDA fully approves 1st Covid-19 vaccine – For more information, click HERE. 

The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine has been approved for continued use. Please see the FDA & CDC Joint Press release for more information.

Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools – CLICK HERE to see the new CDC Guidance for K-12.

Funeral Expenses (There is funding from FEMA for funeral cost assistance) – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

News from OSHA Guidelines: 

  • Guidance (OSHA Guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace) – CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
  • News Release (OSHA issuing an emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers from the coronavirus.) – CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

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