DATE: 3/11/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Carmen Rideout, Executive Director {307)672-2240, crideout@thehubsheridan.org

The Hub on Smith is closely following the outbreak of the Coronavirus (i.e. COVID-19) and is in communication with the Wyoming Department of Health, Sheridan County Emergency Management Team, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, and the local Veterans Administration. We are also checking updates and information generated from the Center for Disease Control on a regular basis. We are taking this seriously because older people and people with chronic health conditions are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from the COVID-19.

Our team is taking precautions to reduce the risk of transmission. Currently, this includes providing information and education on COVID-19 to our employees, volunteers and customers and planning in case the situation becomes more serious.

Screening, changes in service delivery, service suspension and canceling or rescheduling group activities may occur.

An increase in the presence of COVID- 19 in our community may also include an increase in some of the other services we provide, including home delivered meals and other supports to help people stay at home.

We are asking people to stay home and contact their medical provider if they have traveled internationally with in the last 14 days, traveled to an area in the United States infected with COVID -19, show signs of a respiratory infection including fever over 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or have been in contact with someone who has COVID – 19 or is under investigation for COVID-19.

We will be posting updates on our website, social media, and with local media outlets. Our goal is to take reasonable and prudent steps to limit exposure to COVID-19 and to work in collaboration with other community organizations. We are hoping that we will not have to implement measures that will decrease services, but want people to be prepared in case we do.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 307-672-2240.