Positive COVID-19 tests reported at Wyoming State Penitentiary

    876 COVID-19 tests have been conducted at the Wyoming State Penitentiary (WSP) in Rawlins including staff, contract staff, and inmates.

    As of today, July 22nd, 10 of those tests have come back positive; 6 healthcare workers, 1 staff member, and 3 inmates.

    As a result, WSP has instituted containment protocols, and contact investigations are underway.


    The facility is following guidelines from the Wyoming Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and is currently locked down.

    Full test results from WSP are still pending. Further information will be provided to the public as it becomes available.

    Last week, the Wyoming Department of Corrections began testing all of its staff and inmates at their facilities and offices.


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