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You can expect weekly updates from us as we continue to monitor this second surge of COVID-19 in our community.

September 22, 2021

Here's a look at today's COVID hospitalizations at Campbell County Memorial Hospital.

Our care teams are committed to being here to help care for you and your family, but we need your help now more than ever. Please continue to protect yourselves and others, and help prevent more illness and hospitalizations, through eating well, exercising, getting plenty of sleep, minimizing stress, as well as taking steps to avoid infection or getting sick such as washing your hands frequently, masking, avoiding crowds and vaccination. Read more

  • Patient count in ICU: 7/7
  • COVID-19 positive patients in ICU: 2
  • Patient count in Medical/Surgical Unit: 20/22
  • COVID-19 positive patients in Medical/Surgical Unit: 15
  • Bed count in Maternal Child Unit: 7/11
  • COVID-19 positive patients in Maternal Child Unit: 0
  • Bed count in NICU: 1/6
  • Bed count in BHS: 3/8
  • Transfers out of CCH, previous 24 hours (or weekend): 1
  • Surgeries: 5
  • Emergency department census previous 24 hours: 69
  • Emergency department holds previous 24 hours: 4
  • EMS ambulance runs previous 24 hours: 14 calls for service, 12 transports
  • Walk-in Clinic census previous 24 hours: 82
  • COVID-19 positivity rate for September (CCH testing): 31.9%
  • Campbell County positivity rate (updated weekly): 23.0%
  • Percentage of unvaccinated patients admitted to CCMH (updated every two weeks): 97%
  • Age range of COVID patients (updated every two weeks): 20-70
  • Visitation level remains Orange; learn more about visitation at www.cchwyo.org/vr.

CCH recommends its employees and the public get a COVID-19 vaccine, which remains free, safe and available in the community. Public Health offers weekly vaccine clinics by appointment, but the shots also are available at Albertsons, Medicap, Smith’s, Walgreens, and Walmart. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, please speak with your healthcare provider or visit www.cchwyo.org/c19vaccine.

Don't delay medical care

Our staff continues to place safety above everything else as we protect our patients from COVID-19 while still prioritizing other health concerns.

Our hospital and clinics are open, and we are scheduling appointments for elective surgical cases, radiology and lab services, as well as other in-office primary care visits. Telephone and Virtual Visits will remain an option for those seeking care at home.

We are following strict and safe protocols to ensure you are safe while in our care, including:

  • Screening everyone who enters our facilities.
  • Requiring everyone to wear a mask while in CCH facilities—please bring a mask with you. Other personal protective equipment may be required. Click here for more information
  • Practicing social distancing.
  • Keeping visitor restrictions in place.
  • Cleaning to the highest medical standards.

We encourage you to contact your healthcare provider if you have questions, and thank you for placing your trust in us.

If you think you have COVID-19, please call your provider or 307-688-1000 FIRST before coming to the hospital or a clinic. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results, and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. If you are in crisis and need to talk with a counselor please call 307-688-5555.

Where to find accurate COVID-19 information

  1. CDC Coronavirus Information, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
  2. Wyoming Department of Health, health.wyo.gov. The WDH has established a contact for the public to email their questions: wdh.covid19@wyo.gov
  3. Wyoming Department of Health County COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  4. Campbell County Government, www.ccgov.net
  5. Campbell County School District, www.ccsd.k12.wy.us
  6. City of Gillette, Wyoming, www.gillettewy.gov
  7. State of Wyoming: https://covid19.wyo.gov/

CCH COVID-19 UPDATES

Below is information about Coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Symptoms of Coronavirus

According to the CDC: Coronavirus symptoms include the following and may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Those with these symptoms are encouraged to call their healthcare provider if they develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have Coronavirus, or if you have recently traveled from an area with reported Coronavirus patients.

If you develop other emergency warning signs, please get medical attention immediately.

Emergency warning signs include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider for other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

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