Below are helpful links related to COVID-19
While Wyoming often prides itself on being isolated from the mainstream, it is certainly not immune to all the world health crises. As the number of COVID-19, or coronavirus, cases rise in the United States, it is important that we take precautions to keep ourselves and our communities safe.
So far, Congress has passed three coronavirus relief packages. The first, which the Senate passed on March 5, was an emergency funding package that focused on vaccines and research and development. The second, which the Senate passed on March 18, was the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. It provides for free testing for those who need it, paid sick leave and unemployment benefits.
The third, which passed the Senate on March 25, was the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. This package provides financial assistance to workers, families and businesses. It will assist with one-time checks to most Americans, expand unemployment insurance, help small businesses keep payroll and stay open, help families and businesses with loans, broaden telehealth networks and more. Wyoming’s state and local governments are slated to receive at least $1.25 billion in federal aid from the third package.
America has not had a semi-quarantine like this in my lifetime. We must take it upon ourselves, following cautionary steps, to slow the spread of this virus within our communities.
My office is taking appropriate precautions but is planning on continuing operations to assist constituents.
Helpful links related to COVID-19
First round of implementation guidance
to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
General COVID-19 information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: LINK
Information on COVID-19 testing and a self-checking quiz: LINK
World Health Organization: LINK
For the latest on COVID-19 in Wyoming
Number of COVID-19 cases in Wyoming: LINK
Wyoming residents with general questions about COVID-19 may send an email to email@example.com.
Information for small businesses
COVID-19 resources (Wyoming Small Business Development Center): LINK
Response tips (Wyoming Business Council): LINK
Department of Labor: LINK
Workforce services and unemployment
Additional Wyoming state services, health insurance eligibility and hunger initiatives: LINK
Tax filing and tax updates
New Tax Filing Day is Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Medicare recipients: LINK
Medicaid recipients: LINK
Veterans Affairs: LINK
Indian Health Service: LINK
If you are sick, please contact your health care provider.
Schools and education
Superintendent Balow approved all school closures occurring on school calendar days from March 16 to April 3, 2020.
Federal Student Aid: LINK