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COVID-19: business & advocacy
We Are Here For You
The Cody Country Chamber of Commerce remains steadfast advocates for our membership and community during these difficult times. We will continue to provide the most up-to-date information and resources that will help you and our community continue to navigate this pandemic by providing accurate and helpful information, listen to your needs, support and understand the return to normalcy, and advocate for our businesses, employees and community.
COVID 19 Vaccine Information
Wyoming Department of Health - Key Points for the COVID-19 Response, February 2021. Information on vaccine eligibility, more detailed information about the phase groups and other need to know points.
Park County Public Health will be offering community vaccine days. Please work through the following steps to see if you quality for the phases that they are currently vaccinating for:
Step 1 - Figure out which phase you are in:
Phase 1A, 1B, 1C – These are the phases Park County Health is currently vaccinating. Phase 1B has officially been updated to include 65 and older, but please know in Park County they will be continuing to focus on those 70 and older and will announce when clinics are open for those 65 and older.
If you are 65-69 years old and do not fall into the 1A/1B group for any other reason, please do not sign up for a clinic at this time, instead, call 1-800-438-5795 to pre-register.
***Please note, this is not an appointment, only a waiting list.*** Phase 1 COVID 19 Vaccination Priorities
Step 2 - Choose a clinic to sign up for:
Find clinics available on the Park County Coronavirus Page.
Step 3 – Print your CONSENT FORM, fill it out and make sure to come on the date you signed up for. Thank you!
How to Cancel a clinic appointment:
If you need to cancel your clinic, please do so BEFORE the deadline to sign up date/time for that clinic. Otherwise, you will be counted. To cancel your appointment simply fill out this form: Cancellation Form
For further vaccine information contact:
Park County Public Health
1002 Sheridan Avenue, Suite 2
Cody, WY 82414-3532
1. Bring consent paperwork with you to your appointment. The consent form is available here.
2. Come to your appointment at the scheduled time and place.
3. Park will schedule the follow up at the time of the initial appointment and verify it with you during your first vaccination.
For Park County information, go to the Park County CoronaVirus webpage
Statewide by County Vaccine Information can be found at this link.
Read the Press Release about the Vaccine Rollout in Park County, WY.
Governor Gordon Announces Removal of Statewide Mask Requirement, Lifts All Restrictions on Bars, Restaurants and Theaters
Governor Mark Gordon announced Wyoming will remove its statewide mask requirement and allow bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms to resume normal operations on March 16. The decision reflects the state’s continually improving health metrics and is consistent with the Governor’s approach of balancing public health with protecting livelihoods.
Wyoming has seen a declining number of active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and has seen significant success rolling out the vaccine, with the state’s most vulnerable residents having access to the vaccine.
“I thank the people of Wyoming for their commitment to keeping one another safe throughout this pandemic,” Governor Gordon said. “It is through their efforts that we have kept our schools and businesses operating and our economy moving forward. I ask all Wyoming citizens to continue to take personal responsibility for their actions and stay diligent as we look ahead to the warmer months and to the safe resumption of our traditional spring and summer activities.”
Governor Gordon emphasized the success the state has had in managing the virus while keeping businesses and schools open. The Governor continues to encourage Wyomingites to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces and to follow the best practices adopted by any business they visit to slow the spread of the virus. The significant changes to the health orders will be released later this week, but the Governor wanted to make sure the public knew of this important change today.
The face covering protocol will remain in place in K-12 schools as a safety measure to ensure that classroom learning and all student activities can continue to occur safely.
“Wyoming is one of the few states in the country that kept students learning in the classroom for the entire school year. We made sacrifices, but the earlier orders saved lives. We persevered,” said Governor Gordon. “With this approach we can have graduations, proms and a great end to the school year by keeping schools open. Especially since our children will not have the chance to be vaccinated this spring.”
Wyoming’s vaccination efforts are among the most efficient in the country. Nearly 100,000 first doses have been administered and 19% of the state’s residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Almost all counties in the state are now entering the 1c phase, which includes restaurant, bar, gym, and theater workers. Wyoming vaccine distribution information can be found here.
People with Covid-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have Covid-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our community by wearing a mask, washing your hands, keeping a safe distance, cleaning and disinfecting often, and monitoring your health daily.
*Provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19: A Note from Cody Regional Health
Current Park County Health Orders & Updates
Contact Tracing - If you were exposed to a positive case of Covid-19 and live in Park County, contact tracers will contact you via telephone and will identify themselves as being from the Wyoming State Department of Health or Park County Public Health. The purpose of the call will be to identify potential contacts, identify how long the contact was and to issue quarantine or isolation orders. The goal of these calls is to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus in our community.
The Park County Incident Management Team has put together a list of frequently asked questions regarding local Covid-19 and contact tracing efforts for our communities here.
Current State of Wyoming Health Orders & Updates
Wyoming’s current public health orders will be effect through March as the state has seen improving metrics of Covid-19 cases.
Cody Regional Health's COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing
Effective Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Cody Regional Health’s (CRH) will be closing their drive-thru COVID-19 testing offered weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Cody Stampede Rodeo grounds located at 519 W Yellowstone Ave, Cody, WY 82414.
Due to the pandemic and high rates of COVID-19, Cody Regional Health opened up this service in July 2020 to the community to aid in detecting and tracking infection rates.
“We are thankful we were able to offer our community drive-thru testing for over 7 months to provide an option to those in need of this service. Now that numbers have dropped significantly over the past month and with other options available to those in our area, our team believes it is safe to discontinue this service,” states Keith Ungrund, CRH Chief Clinical Officer.
People still in need of COVID-19 testing have options available to them. Through the Wyoming Department of health, COVID-19 At-Home Testing is available for free through Vault Health. Also, Walgreens is now offering a drive-thru testing option as well.
Walk-in Respiratory Clinic Hours will remain the same at Cody Regional Health’s Cathcart Health Center. People with respiratory symptoms can call 307.578.2903 to make an appointment with one of their providers Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Walk-in Clinic Hours for non-respiratory patients are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
For further questions about COVID-19 please visit https://www.codyregionalhealth.org/local-covid-19-updates/
Individual & Family Guidance
Relief Programs & Applications
Two New Covid-19 Business Relief Funds Opening in November: Governor Gordon has allocated federal CARES Act dollars for two new relief funds - the Agriculture Fund and the Endurance Fund - which open November 2nd. Read the full Press Release here.
Contact Your Representatives
If you would like to reach out to your local representatives with any questions or concerns, please contact their field representatives below:
Senator John Barrasso
Pam Buline, Field Representative
Senator Cynthia Lummis
Jennifer Fernandez, Field Representative
Congresswoman Liz Cheney
Lindy Linn, Field Representative
You may also write an email to Congress with this U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business link.
Did you know?
To help businesses succeed, Wyoming prides itself on tax rates that are among the lowest in the nation.
- No Corporate Income Tax, No Personal Income Tax, No Inventory Tax, No Franchise Tax
- No Business License Required
- Low Property Taxes
- Favorable Incorporation Laws
Member Information Center - How to Guides
Your Cody Country Chamber Membership now gains you access to your directory listing page! In addition you can view your directory page statistics, modify employee information, and update your contact information. Please notify us to resend your login invitation email. Here are some good training videos to watch and learn more about logging into the Membership Information Center (MIC).
Please note that, depending on your membership level, some areas of the MIC may not be accessible. Pony Express level memberships and higher include more robust options such as the ability to add logos/photos, additional text, additional links and so forth.
How To Update Your Personal Profile
You can update all of your personal information from within the MIC. This video explains how.
PDF format: How to Update Your Personal Profile.
How To Update Your Company Profile
You can update your company profile from within the MIC. This video explains how.
PDF format: How to Update Your Company Profile.
How To Manage and Use Events
Learn how to use, manage, submit, and register for events from within the MIC. This video explains how, length 13:00.
PDF format: How to Manage and Use Events.
How To Post a Current Deal
Learn how you can access, create and manage Current Deals and Member to Member Deals from within the MIC. This video explains how, length 6:40
PDF format: How To Post a Hot Deal.
How To Pay Dues/Bills Online
Learn how you can pay your open membership dues invoices online from within the MIC. This video explains how, length ~6 minutes
PDF format: How To Pay Bills Online.
How to Identify Counterfeit Money.
Small business owners need to be aware of the many ways to detect counterfeit money. The Secret Service offers a downloadable PDF called Know Your Money that points out key features to look at to determine if a bill is real or fake.
Look for fakes with some of these tips:
Color-shifting ink: If you hold the new series bill (except the $5 note) and tilt it back and forth, please observe the numeral in the lower right hand corner as its color shifts from green to black and back.
Security Thread: Hold the bill a light to view the security thread. You will see a thin embedded strip running from top to bottom on the face of a banknote. In the $10 and $50 the security strip is located to the right of the portrait, and in the $5, $20 and $100, it is located just to the left of the portrait.
Microprinting: There are minute microprinting on the security threads: the $5 bill has “USA FIVE” written on the thread; the $10 bill has “USA TEN” written on the thread; the $20 bill has “USA TWENTY” written on the thread; the $50 bill has “USA 50” written on the thread; and the $100 bill has the words “USA 100” written on the security thread. Microprinting can be found around the portrait as well as on the security threads.
Fine Line Printing Patterns: Very fine lines have been added behind the portrait and on the reverse side scene to make it harder to reproduce.
IRS Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts
Remember - The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. Many IRS impersonators and hackers will be simultaneously shopping or phishing for others’ tax information via email, social media and by phone. Protect yourself and learn to recognize the telltale signs of a scam!