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CDC loosens COVID-19 guidelines

Public Health Emergency Declaration to be lifted in Wyoming

New guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last week reflect the view that we are now moving into a stage of the pandemic focused more on managing the disease. In counties considered to be experiencing low levels of community transmission, the CDC is no longer recommending masks.

“This updated approach focuses on directing our prevention efforts towards protecting people at high risk for severe illness and preventing hospitals and healthcare systems from being overwhelmed,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, on Friday.

At this time, Crook County is listed as “low” on t...