The University of Wyoming has launched a campaign to buoy spirits around the state. In Laramie and other communities, volunteers have placed signs in yards and in front of businesses intended to spread positivity. (University of Wyoming)

As of 10 a.m., May 4, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 435. Deaths: 7 — Recovered: 391. Probable, untested cases: 151. 
  2. By county: Fremont County leads the state with 122 confirmed cases, followed by Laramie with 101, Teton with 67, Natrona with 38 and Campbell with 15. Two counties, Platte and Weston, have reported no cases. 
  3. Testing: 9,583 tests have been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health
  4. United States: 1,158,341 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 67,686 — Total recoveries: 180,152.
  5. The latest: As Wyoming gyms, barbershops and other personal service businesses begin to reopen under new restrictions Friday, the Legislature’s Management Council approved a draft plan to help mitigate the pandemic’s impacts in the state. The multi-bill package would direct $1.25 billion in emergency funding provided under the federal relief act to programs intended to address the economic implications of COVID-19, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. The bill will be voted on in an upcoming special session, though a date for that session has not been set. 
  6. More news: The owner of a Gillette bar was ticketed for violating state health orders for allowing dozens of people to drink on the bar’s property, the Gillette News Record reports. The proportion of women who have filed for unemployment since March 13 has surged, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports. The rate of positive test results have dropped from 15% to 4% in Fremont County due to expanded testing, County Health Officer Dr. Brian Gee said in a press conference Friday. 

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This post was updated to correct the date that unemployment filings began. -ED.

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  1. Kindness, courage, optimism might take a back seat to anger and fear.
    Be safe and refrain form afflicted thinking.

    Peace Dave

  2. Hi there, are there any travel restrictions for tourists right now or in the month of July? I was wanting to bring my family there July 3- July 9th. Can you tell me if this is allowed? I know these are uncertain times and things can change. I am just hoping for some fresh air, sunshine, trout fishing and a hike.
    Scott Means 405-613-4421. We are traveling from Oklahoma.