Laramie County Health Department is concerned about COVID-19 cases continuing to rise

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now)- The Cheyenne Laramie County Health Department said the rise in COVID-19 cases has most likely come from the state loosening up. They are very concerned about things getting worse. "All it takes is one person and that's what we've seen, we've got some people that have tested positive who may have up to 60 or 70 contacts and many of those people have to then be put in quarantine" said Executive Director, Kathy Emmons.

Emmons said testing is widely available in Cheyenne. There is nine clinics who test for COVID-19. She said a person only needs to get tested if they have symptoms or have been in contact with a person who tested positive. "The thing you have to keep in mind is the testing is going to test you for that moment in time and just because you get tested and your negative doesn't mean your gonna potentially get it so we don't want people to have a false sense of security, oh well I'm negative" said Kathy Emmons.

The COVID-19 testing in Cheyenne has a quick turn around and there is plenty of testing supplies.