To maintain social distancing, the Yellowstone Regional Airport board met April 28, 2020, inside a large hangar at Choice Aviation in Cody. The board discussed how to spend the federal stimulus funds it would receive for the airport. (Lauren Modler, Cody Enterprise/Wyoming News Exchange)

As of 9:30 a.m., May 1, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 415. Deaths: 7 — Recovered: 373. Probable, untested cases: 144. 
  2. By county: Fremont County leads the state with 108 confirmed cases, followed by Laramie with 98, Teton with 65, Natrona with 39 and Campbell with 15. Two counties, Platte and Weston, have reported no cases. 
  3. Testing: 9,464 tests have been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health
  4. United States: 1,070,032 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 63,019 — Total recoveries: 153,947
  5. The latest: A majority of Wyoming residents who have lost work as a result of the pandemic are optimistic their jobs or lost hours will return, according to the latest survey by the University of Wyoming’s Survey and Analysis Center. Of the roughly one out of three residents who say they or someone in their immediate family has lost employment, 64% reported that it’s likely that work will return. Meanwhile, of the roughly one out of two residents who say they or someone in their immediate family has seen reductions in hours or pay, 73% responded that they are optimistic those hours or wages will be restored.
  6. More news: Grand Teton Lodge Co., which operates the park’s lodging facilities, says the iconic Jenny Lake and Jackson Lake lodges will not open this summer, the Jackson Hole News&Guide reports. Casper-Natrona County Health Department spokesperson Hailey Bloom announced that the sickest COVID-19 patients in Natrona County will soon be treated with the plasma of recovered patients, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. Part of Riverton’s transient population has been quarantined on the Wind River Indian Reservation after officials traced some of its members to a positive case, the Riverton Ranger reports.

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