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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has directed $600,000 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to assist Wyoming residents in signing up for health insurance. The funds will be used to hire trained enrollment counselors to provide outreach, education and assistance for the Enroll Wyoming Program's upcoming Open Enrollment period.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced that Wyoming has submitted its initial plan for distributing and administering a COVID-19 vaccine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The draft plan utilizes much of the vaccine ordering, distribution, administration and reporting infrastructure already in use by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon clarified that the role of the Wyoming National Guard in assisting with contact tracing is very limited. Due to the record number of new positive cases of COVID-19 the Department of Health and counties needed urgent assistance, but the Guard members’ role is limited to contacting individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 based on their contact with someone who has tested positive (contact tracing).
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has made free, at-home COVID-19 testing available to the state’s residents. The saliva test is administered by Vault Health and allows residents to get results at home without needing to visit a healthcare provider. Wyoming has purchased 75,000 tests and could obtain additional tests if needed. The program will supplement currently available testing options that include private healthcare providers, hospitals and some pharmacies.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon is directing federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to replenish and reinforce two programs that provide benefits to employers and job seekers. The Governor has allocated $25 million to replenish Wyoming’s Unemployment Trust Fund and an additional $16.4 million in Workers Compensation Fund Premium Credits to help address the financial and economic strain on businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.