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Posted on: March 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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An important message from Mayor, Randy Adams,

The City of Torrington will remain open for business. There is the necessity of limiting public access. All departments are implementing procedures to prevent the spread of infection. We are asking our customers to place their bill and payment in an envelope and deposit it in the payment slot in the lobby or in the payment receptacle in the parking lot. There will be one window available for person to person interaction. Whenever possible do business with the City by phone, email, text or regular mail in order to protect yourself from possible virus contamination. And please limit all person to person contact.

The Center for disease control, the Wyoming Department of Health, and Governor Gordon recommend limiting large group gatherings (50 or more) and certainly, when those who are 60 years of age and older and who have contributing health issues should stay away from group gatherings larger than 10. We urge our civic organizations who have group gatherings planned to consider cancelling or postponing until a later date. City Council meetings will be live streamed or brought to the public by KGOS-KERM audio as soon as it can be arranged.

If you are exhibiting symptoms or are feeling sick; have a sore throat, are sneezing or coughing, have a sore throat, a headache and/or fever do not go to work and avoid contact with others. STAY HOME! Most illnesses and infections are mild. And in all cases, maintain a recommended protective distance of six feet. Governor Gordon wants to reassure the public that all that can be done is being done. He said, “Use a thoughtful and considerate response to all that confronts us. Use common sense.”

The City of Torrington stands in support of the state institutions, the school district, the University of Wyoming and the Junior Colleges in their attempt to prevent a spike in the number of positive Covid-19 diagnosis. We do not want to overwhelm our already overworked hospitals and healthcare professionals. This is going to take some time – there are very few black and white answers to your questions and we will update as soon as new information is available.

The Wyoming information Sharing Platform (WISP) is a good source of information with links to multiple sites such as Wyoming Department of Health, John Hopkins, CDC Travel, and more.   

To go directly to the CDC website for more information use the following link:  CDC Website

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