Wyoming halts contact tracing; Teton County can continue

Teton County health officials have received permission from the state to continue issuing quarantine orders for close contacts of COVID-19-positive patients. Although much of Wyoming and the nation is too overwhelmed to contact trace cases, Teton County still aims to conduct contact tracing as staffing and caseloads allow. — Eds. (updated 1 p.m. Monday.)


Wyoming health officials are no longer conducting widespread contact tracing and issuing quarantine orders for people who come into close contact with COVID-19 patients.


The Wyoming Department of Health outlined the change in policy in a Friday press release, saying the recent spike in cases has effectively rendered public health systems unable to perform contact tracing.