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Nursing shortage continues as pandemic winds down

LARAMIE — More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s some hope that the worst of the virus is behind us. Last Monday, Gov. Mark Gordon lifted the state’s emergency declaration and case numbers have been low throughout Albany County.

Despite that hope, local nurses continue to work through the strain of a nationwide staffing shortage that’s become its own emergency situation.

“The COVID-19 emergency may be over, but we still have a long-term staffing emergency in Wyoming that’s going to take some long-term solutions,” said Lori Hart, executive director of the Wyoming State Board of...

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