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Casper-Natrona County Health Department creates COVID-19 video series

Published: Nov. 16, 2020 at 12:13 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Earlier this month, a meeting hosted by Natrona County Commissioners and Casper City Council members ended early after repeated audience interruptions. The public was anticipating a potential mask mandate.

“The intent of that meeting was just to provide an update to the community, as well as our elected officials, to let them know we were seeing a sudden increase in spikes, loss of workforce, medical workforce particularly, and that we were having an increase in death,” said Casper-Natrona County Health Department Executive Director Anna Kinder.

The meeting was never able to get off the ground, and the Casper-Natrona County Health Department was left with COVID-19 information that was important to them to share. They just wanted to get people’s attention and alert people that this COVID-19 pandemic deserves our attention.

Kinder said, “After the meeting, we got overwhelming response at the health department, me personally, people that I haven’t talked to for years reached out. The county commissioners, as well as the city council, received a lot of requests because there’s a lot of people that wanted to have that information. They wanted to know what was going to be said.”

This inspired the health department to release a video series explaining what was going to be said at the meeting. In one heartfelt video, Dr. Any Dunn details what the hospital is facing. He talks about having limited staff, people dying along and other difficult challenges that healthcare workers and patients are having to endure.

“That team of doctors that you saw in the first video, they’re the ones that are like living it day to day. They’re the ones getting hit the hardest,” said Kinder.

To check out the whole video series, follow along with the Casper-Natrona County Health Department’s YouTube page here.

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