As of 10 a.m., June 3, 2020
- Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 701. Deaths: 17. Recovered: 534. Probable, untested cases: 211.
- By county: Fremont County leads the state with 252 confirmed cases, followed by Laramie with 122, Teton with 69, Natrona with 65, Washakie with 32 and Albany with 23. All 23 Wyoming counties have now reported at least one positive case.
- Testing: 25,819 tests have been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. With 701 confirmed cases, that gives Wyoming a 2.7% positive test rate.
- United States: 1,834,243 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 106,274 — Total recoveries: 463,868.
- The latest: The University of Wyoming on Tuesday released a draft plan to resume on-campus education this fall. The plan portends a different educational experience than what college students, faculty and staff are accustomed to, one with mixed on-line and in-person learning and new health measures in place at nearly all levels of operation. The plan would see students starting on-campus classes Aug. 24, but finishing their semesters online after Thanksgiving break to minimize travel. It also entails daily temperature and symptom checks of students and staff, and establishes a goal of requiring widespread testing of those who leave the county. Face coverings and social distance compliance will be mandatory in communal spaces on campus, gatherings will be limited and work is underway to convert residence halls to single rooms only. Students are depending on the university to return to some semblance of normalcy, Acting UW President Neil Theobald said in a press release. “There are risks associated with bringing students back to campus, but the risks of not doing so are greater,” Theobald said. “We intend to do what we can to minimize the risks for our students, faculty, staff and state.” The university estimates the plan will cost nearly $79 million in state funding, the Laramie Boomerang reports. The university is accepting public comment through June 5 on the plan, which will be presented to the UW Board of Trustees during its June 10 meeting.
- More news: Casper College is offering buyouts to entice longtime employees to retire as it braces for budget cuts, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. Yellowstone National Park opened its Montana entrances Monday morning. The park’s primary concessionaire, Xanterra Travel Collection, announced it has begun a phased re-opening of its operations — including lodges, campgrounds, dining and tours. Officials in Lander have cancelled most of the 2020 Fourth of July ceremonies, including the parade, rodeo and half-marathon.