Someone at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington made sure a statue of a woman welder on the campus complies with mask guidance. (Andrew Brosig/Torrington Telegram/Wyoming News Exchange)

As of 1:30 p.m., June 11, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 768. Deaths: 18. Recovered, lab-confirmed cases: 612. Probable, untested cases: 212. 
  2. By county: Fremont County leads the state with 264 confirmed cases, followed by Laramie with 122, Natrona with 73, Teton with 70, Uinta with 35 and Washakie with 34. All 23 Wyoming counties have reported at least one positive case.  
  3. Testing: 30,587 tests have been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health
  4. United States: 2,009,238 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 113,341 — Total recoveries: 533,504.
  5. The latest: Starting June 15, updated health orders will continue to ease statewide restrictions on public gatherings, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Wednesday. The new orders allow indoor gatherings of up to 250 people with restrictions, permit parades to take place and allow schools, colleges and other educational institutions to resume in-person instruction. Faith-based gatherings such as church services and funerals are exempted from the new orders and allowed to operate without restrictions; gatherings of up to 50 people in a confined space can also take place without restrictions. The state continues to encourage social distancing at all times. Improved statewide metrics informed the decision to ease restrictions, according to a press release from Gordon’s office. The number of new cases has changed from “concerning” to “stabilizing” while the percent of all tests that are positive is now rated as “improving,” according to the press release. “Wyoming has made outstanding progress to date,” Gordon said in a statement. “Folks need to remember that it is important to remain vigilant, but because we have been so successful, I am confident we can continue lifting the very few remaining public health restrictions.”
  6. More news: The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a plan to resume on-campus education in the fall. The plan includes a mix of in-person and online courses as well as heightened sanitation measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The plan is contingent upon UW receiving roughly $25 million in federal stimulus money, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. A second round of testing of Yellowstone employees has resulted in zero positive cases of COVID-19, according to the National Park Service. Health officials tested 179 employees working in the park on June 4-5 as part of a park reopening plan, bringing the total tested so far to 222. None has tested positive. The park also sampled wastewater systems in Gardiner, Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful between May 18-26, according to the NPS. Lab results indicate no presence of the virus in those systems. 

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