Cheyenne Laramie County Health Department has received results of three additional new COVID-19 positive patients which brings the total to 140 individuals who have tested positive in Laramie County. Anyone deemed positive has been tested by a healthcare provider and received positive lab results. In addition to the positive cases there are at least two new probable cases. These individuals have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and they have COVID-19 symptoms. Positive and probable patients are isolated for ten days.
Unfortunately, there are also five restaurants in the community with employees who are positive or probable for COVID-19. The restaurants impacted include the Accomplice Brewing Company at the Depot, Rib and Chop House, Buffalo Wild Wings, Tortilla Factory on South Greeley Highway, and Red Lobster.
“All the facilities impacted are working closely with the Health Department to identify potentially impacted staff. They are committed to public safety and are also completing deep cleaning of their establishments,” said Kathy Emmons, Health Department Executive Director.
“As we know COVID-19 is highly contagious in the community,” stated Dr. Stan Hartman, County Health Officer. “All the research and practical experience has shown us that maintaining a six-foot distance from others and wearing face coverings when not able to maintain that distance, is critical to individual safety. Face masks greatly reduce the spread of the virus when worn consistently around other people, and many organizations and businesses require a face mask for entry.”
Anyone who visited the identified restaurants during the last seven days and develops a cough, congestion, loss of sense of smell or taste, headache, or fever should contact their healthcare provider immediately. There are multiple urgent care facilities in Laramie County where testing is being conducted.