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CLCHD hopes COVID-19 cases stay steady following Cheyenne Frontier Days

A Cheyenne resident receives a COVID test at Frontier Park on July 29, 2021.
A Cheyenne resident receives a COVID test at Frontier Park on July 29, 2021.(Will Thomas)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 7:29 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department, the Wyoming State Health Department and Cheyenne Frontier Days wanted to give visitors easy access to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. That is why they brought in testing company Curative for the week.

“Just knowing our current situation in Laramie County, we just thought it was imperative that if people are feeling sick, that they have easy access to testing. That way if they are positive they can go home and if they are not they can continue to enjoy their time out at Frontier Days,” said CLCHD Nursing Director, Kasey Mullins.

Tens of thousands have been enjoying CFD this week. Mullins said from the around 70 tests administered at the park, only one has been positive. Cases have stayed steady in recent weeks, and CLCHD hopes that continues.

“Hopefully the numbers continue to decline like they have. But the next two weeks will be telling of the aftermath of this, but we feel confident people are doing the right thing.”

Cases in Laramie County are still high in comparison to the rest of the state, but have not been as bad in the last few weeks after a huge spike starting in May. It will take a few weeks for CLCHD to find out if cases are spiking again following CFD.

Curative also has doses of the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccines available. The Laramie County vaccination rate is now just under 35%.

The Curative testing and vaccination booths are located just under the C stands at Frontier Park. For more information on the company, you can head to its website here.

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