Nongame Biologists donate supplies to Fremont County Response Team

h/t WGFD - For protection from zoonotic diseases, biologist Nichole Bjornlie wears a N95s protective mask and nitrile gloves while handling an Ord’s kangaroo rat during small mammal trapping last year.

Recently, protective gear was donated to the Fremont County COVID19 Response Team by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Nongame Program in an effort to distribute equipment to healthcare workers and others at risk.

Seven boxes of respirators (totaling 130 masks) and three boxes of nitrile gloves were dropped off at the Response Team headquarters in Riverton. Masks and gloves were leftover from small mammal trapping and black-footed ferret surveys, which are worn as precautions for zoonotic diseases like hantavirus and plague.

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If you have gear that you can donate the local group Lander Together, in coordination with the Fremont County Incident Command Emergency Management Team, is asking for donations, more information can be found by clicking here. Or if you are in another location, reach out to your local Incident or Response Management Team for donation opportunities.

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