County remains in ‘very high’ transmission range


SUBLETTE COUNTY – Sublette County once again stayed above 50 active weekly cases of COVID-19, according to data presented by Sublette County Public Health. In its latest update, Public Health confirmed 52 active cases while Wyoming Department of Health reported 72 new cases in the county.

This leads to yet another week of Sublette County being in the “very high” transmission zone for community spread.

As of the latest vaccination clinics completed on Oct. 4, a total of 2,873 people have been fully vaccinated in Sublette County. That factors out to about 29.22 percent. Well below the suggest 80 percent some medical experts have said would be needed to achieve herd immunity.

Public Health is still offering vaccines weekly. Go to www.sublettewycovid.com/vaccines for more information.

A record 486 people attended Public Health’s flu vaccine clinic in Pinedale on Oct. 7. For the entire week, Public Health confirmed 515 flu vaccines and 105 COVID-19 vaccines. Public Health is offering those clinics yet again for anyone who missed them. Tuesday, Oct. 12, senior flu shots will be administered at the Marbleton Senior Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are administered every Tuesday this month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marbleton Public Health Office. Senior and regular flu as well as COVID-19 vaccinations are administered at the Museum of the Mountain Man every Thursday this month from 1 to 4 p.m. Registration can be done at www.sublettewycovid.com/vaccines.

COVID-19 testing is offered at both Public Health clinics, Altitude Drug and Ridley’s Pharmacy.

If someone has symptoms or came in close contact with an active case of COVID-19 they are advised to stay at home, monitor their health and maintain distance until test results are received. It’s also suggested to call schools to arrange virtual learning options in the event of a positive test.

The Public Health Office in Pinedale is closed on some Tuesdays and Thursdays to administer offsite flu and COVID-19 shot clinics so people are encouraged to call ahead to schedule appointments.

More information can be found at the Sublette County Public Health Facebook page.

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