LARAMIE, Wyo. (RELEASE) - Albany County Officials have confirmed that a local resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The resident visited a drive-thru testing site within the past 2 weeks and the results of that test showed the presence of the virus. The individual self-isolated at the onset of symptoms, and did not have contact with anyone after the onset of his symptoms, except for getting tested. He is not on quarantine at this time, as he has recovered from the virus.
After reviewing the report from the Wyoming Department of Health Laboratory in Cheyenne, Albany Public Health Officer Dr. Jean Allais, MD talked with the individual and also followed up with individuals that were in contact with the person prior to the time that he showed symptoms. Dr. Allais was able to answer questions that they had concerning the actions they should take regarding self-monitoring, social isolation and testing.
County Officials and their partners have been working diligently to stay abreast of the current situation in Albany County relative to COVID-19 cases and the availability of personal protective equipment and testing supplies. This work includes daily meetings so all agencies and community partners can share information and plan accordingly.
People who suspect they have COVID-19 and have life-threatening symptoms should call 9-1-1. Those with NON-life-threatening symptoms should call their personal health care provider or the Ivinson Hospital triage line at (307) 755-4750 and citizens with general questions about the disease and the pandemic are invited to call 2-1-1 for more information.