Sublette falls below 30 active COVID-19 cases


SUBLETTE COUNTY – The Wyoming Department of Health reported another 46 new cases of COVID-19 in Sublette County last week. Sublette County Public Health confirmed 29 active cases in the county as of its Oct. 15 update.

Following consecutive weeks in the “very high” transmission zone, Sublette County dropped into the “high” transmission zone for community spread. The vast majority of Wyoming is in that range.

Public Health did not comment on the amount of Sublette County residents needing to be transported to regional hospitals for additional care, or any additional deaths, in its update.

The Sublette County Public Health Office in Pinedale remains closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays for offsite flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Appointments can be made by calling ahead.

As of Oct. 11, a total of 2,938 people have been fully vaccinated in Sublette County. That is approximately 29.89 percent of the county’s population. Sixty-five COVID-19 shots were administered between the two clinics last week. Drive-ups are welcome but registration is requested by going to www.sublettewycovid.com/vaccines or by calling 307-367-2157. The clinics are held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marbleton Senior Center on Tuesdays and the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale on Thursdays.

Regular flu shots are available at those times as well.

The Food and Drug Administration voted in favor of emergency authorization of a half-booster shot for Moderna recipients at least six months after the second dose on Oct. 14. Public Health can administer those to people over 65 or who are considered high risk. Tentatively, those booster clinics are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Museum of the Mountain Man from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and at the Sublette County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

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