The Casper-Natrona County Health Department has sent out a press release, stating that, in response to record-breaking COVID-19 cases in Natrona County, they will only be conducting contact tracing if confirmed positive cases are within six days of testing.
This change comes via new national guidelines from the CDC, but Natrona County continues to see a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, which makes contact tracing even harder to accurately report.
Because of this, and in accordance with the CDC’s guidelines, positive cases over six days past test collection will no longer be contract traced. According to the CNCHD, this puts more emphasis on timeliness, putting more focus on newer cases. This is being done with the hope that it will limit and slow COVID-19 transmission.
Currently, there are 25, 975 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming, 3,743 of which have occurred in Natrona County.