Wyoming distributes medical protective equipment to all counties, with COVID-19 confirmed active

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CASPER, Wyo. – The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Director, Lynn Budd, said during a news conference Wednesday, March 25, that the state has received an order with personal protective equipment for medical personnel from a national warehouse.

While she couldn’t say exactly how many gloves, face masks and other protective gear the order includes, Budd said the tool would be distributed to all Wyoming counties.

Budd said counties with active cases of confirmed COVID-19 would receive additional amounts of personal protective equipment. As of 2:25 a.m. Wednesday, 41 cases of COVID-19 are reportedly confirmed by the Wyoming Department of Health in nine of Wyoming’s 23 counties.

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“We work hard to get everything we can out to the counties,” she said. “Of course, that’s not all we need. That’s not enough, but we’re doing the best we can at this point. “

Natrona County health officials have said personal protective equipment is used strategically with supplies “dwindling.”