COVID-19 Live Updates
April 6, 2020  3:00 pm

Star Valley Health is dedicated to providing you with the most current information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.  Current test data will be updated on weekdays.

4

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases
in Lincoln County
(1 tested outside the county)

53

Completed Tests by SV Health
49 Negative, 1 Pending

210

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases
in Wyoming

83

Live Hotline Calls Received

85

Assessment Tent Screenings

53

COVID-19 Recovered Cases
in Wyoming


What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are in the same virus family as the common cold, typically causing mild symptoms. The new strain of coronavirus, 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019.  The symptoms are similar to influenza (flu):

  • Fever of 100.4 or greater
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Body Aches

For more information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, visit the websites for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wyoming Department of Health.

Protecting Yourself and Your Family

Wash Your Hands

Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with  soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Cover Your Cough

If you cough, cover your mouth, then immediately wash your hands.  Avoid allowing others to cough on you.

Get Your Flu Shot

Flu symptoms may appear similar to a coronavirus infection.  Find out more about the flu and flu prevention.

FACTS to Know:

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What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?

  1. Remain calm.  Influenza (flu) or another respiratory virus is still the most likely cause.
  2. Call our LIVE SUPPORT HOTLINE: 307-885-5008 to speak with a healthcare professional. This hotline is available 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm.

What is Star Valley Health's testing process?

Please click here for more information on our testing process.

We are following the CDC guidelines to determine who should be tested for COVID-19.  If you meet the definition of a Person Under Investigation the sample will be sent to the Wyoming Department of Health or an independent commercial laboratory for COVID-19 testing.  The test itself has a charge of up to $210 that is billable to your insurance.

What is Star Valley Health doing to protect patients and staff?

Star Valley Health is coordinating with the Wyoming Department of Health, Lincoln County Public Health, and monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to focus on the health and safety of our staff and the communities we serve.

How can I help?

Star Valley Health is working to keep our community healthy during this unprecedented time.  You can support our community and healthcare providers affected by this coronavirus pandemic by staying informed and donating today.

Donation gifts come in many forms, e.g. supplies, food, your time or financial.

  • If you have medical supplies you would like to donate please contact Nolan at 307-885-5826 or nheiner@starvalleyhealth.org.
  • Time and sewing skills are welcome to make homemade masks for patients and staff. Contact Pam at pclement@starvalleyhealth.org.
  • Our local food banks are depleting quickly, all donations are welcome.
    • Afton Food Bank, contact Sierra at: 307-887-2814
    • Alpine Food Bank, contact Melody at: 307-654-3629
    • Thayne Food Bank, contact Julie at: 307-880-3636

Financial gifts will help relieve the extraordinary burden being placed on our public health care system.

Stay up to date with what Star Valley Health is doing in our community to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus.  Visit our COVID-19 dedicated page on the website or follow us on social medial.

What is the difference between quarantine and social distancing?

There are a lot of terms floating around that we normally do not use in everyday life, such as quarantine, pandemic, social distancing, etc.  Please click the link below to get some insight to these terms and more:

Isolation, quarantine, and other confusing terms…. 

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