Wyoming News Now: Pine Bluffs Distilling Looking To Help Make A Dent In Sanitizer Shortage

A small, Wyoming community is looking to make a big impact. Pine Bluffs Distilling is making hand sanitizer to be sent to workers who need it, like first responders in Laramie County.

Wyoming News Now: Casper Woman And Local Quilt Shop Collaborate To Make PPE

They were given fabric by the hospital to make gowns and hats for surgeries. Miller has provided guidance and Swanson provided a social distance friendly workspace. They said they wouldn’t be where they are without the community.

Casper Star Tribune: Wyoming restaurant owners make sack lunches for truck drivers

Jim’s idea was simple – they own a restaurant, one of many closed now by government edict and truckers need a square meal.

Casper Star Tribune: McMurry Companies Gives $25,000 To Five Nonprofits Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

McMurry Companies, which oversees 45 different corporations, on Thursday announced the donation of $25,000 to five nonprofits in Casper on the front lines of dealing with ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Casper Star Tribune: Wyoming Small Businesses Employ Creative Solutions To Survive During COVID-19 Outbreak

Despite the challenges — and some decline in business due to the lost foot traffic — Wind City is still earning money and selling books, with loyal customers and even new ones going out of their way to patronize the store.

Wyoming News Now: Local Businesses Find Creative Ways To Serve Customers During COVID-19

While we are all in this together and recognize that public health is a top priority for all, small businesses in our communities rely heavily on social togetherness and foot traffic to sustain operations and wages.

Wyoming News Now: Casper Area Chamber of Commerce Helping Businesses Through COVID-19

Local small businesses are getting creative to stay open. Casper Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Erin Morgan said many member businesses are finding new ways to serve their customers.

K2 Radio: Wyoming Small Businesses Now Can Apply For COVID-19 Disaster Loans

Wyoming small businesses in all 23 counties now can apply for up to $2 million per company in federal economic disaster loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Saturday.

Wyoming Tribune Eagle: Wyoming Women’s Foundation Providing Online Resources Related To COVID-19

One of the primary resources available is the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Wyoming 2020, which reflects the amount of income families need to make ends meet without private or public assistance, based on their family composition and county of residence.

KGAB: Wyoming Sheriff’s Office Making It’s Own Medical Masks

The sheriff’s office is making the masks in conjunction with the Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center. The masks will be used not only by the sheriff’s office but other local emergency responders.

Wyoming Public Media: Owners Transform Clinic Into Hub For COVID-19 Response

The clinics have transformed into a testing and treatment center for the global pandemic at a local level as well as an information hub for the whole state.

Northern Wyoming News: Using 3D Printers To Help Health Care Workers

The Worland 3D mask printing project started when Brandon Yule was contacted by his brother-in-law, Brandon Richardson. Richardson sent him a link to a story about Richardson’s brother, Dr. Dusty Richardson coming up with an idea to make masks for providers.

University of Wyoming: UW Student Innovation Center Team Creates 3D Surgical Masks for Cheyenne Medical Center

Kerr — the UW makerspace coordinator in the Student Innovation Center (SIC), located in the new Engineering Education and Research Building — and his team are stepping up to the plate to help. They are producing 200 masks in this first round — 100 surgical facemasks by Monday, immediately followed by 100 face shields in the days following the first delivery.

Buckrail: Mask Project Aims To Supply St. Johns With Over 1,000 Masks With Help From Community

St. Johns emergency department nurse Keegan Pfiel is leading an effort to recruit community members to sew 1,000 masks for healthcare workers.

County 17: Wyomingites Banding Together To Lend A Helping Hand Virtually, Or Social-Distance Style

Channeling the community spirit of Wyoming as neighbors who help each other out, the two decided to try to bridge the vast distances between the state’s far-away counties during the pandemic. The result, a website that serves as a virtual platform where all Wyomingites could share information and resources.

Casper Star Tribune: Backwards Distilling To Begin Making Hand Sanitizer

Distillers and brewers throughout Wyoming, including Backwards Distilling Company in Natrona County, are making hand sanitizer to help remedy the shortage caused by customers trying to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Wyoming Tribune Eagle: Local Distillers Shift To Making Hand Sanitizer Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Local distillers are partnering across Wyoming to fill a vital need during the COVID-19 pandemic – hand sanitizers.

Casper Star Tribune: University Of Wyoming Lab 3D Prints 150 Face Masks For Health Care Providers

A lab at the University of Wyoming has 3D-printed 150 face masks and donated them to providers battling the spread of the novel coronavirus here.

Wyoming Public Media: Crafters Work To Sew Up Hospitals’ Face Mask Shortage

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a national shortage of personal protection equipment for medical personnel such as face masks and gowns, and crafters are lending a hand.

Powell Tribune: Innovators In Wyoming, Montana Team Up To Build PPE

There are volunteers giving their time and resources to help address the issue, but beyond that is the story of the astounding ability of American ingenuity and innovation to surmount any challenge.

Oil City News: Wyoming Technology Innovators 3D Print PPE And COVID-19 Shortages (Photos)

A new coalition of volunteers in Wyoming have been working to find solutions to help address challenges posed by the COVID-19 coronavirus in the state.

Wyoming Tribune Eagle: “It means everything”: Community lines up to support Dad’s Donuts

By midnight Friday, local residents had placed almost 2,000 pre-orders for the next day.

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