To support employers in Wyoming in conducting COVID-19 workplace surveillance testing, the Wyoming Department of Health is offering free tests through a company called Vault Health. These tests are available at no cost; insurance is not necessary. The department and Vault Health will work with employers to support the use of the tests for Wyoming-based employees, including appropriate training.
This saliva-based test does not require a nasal swab. The test uses high-quality laboratory technology for a high level of effectiveness. Employers will have the option of allowing employees to complete tests through online telehealth visits with Vault Health providers, or by receiving training directly from Vault Health on how to self-administer the tests without the need for telehealth visits.
NEW (3/8/21): CDC has released public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people. As more workers in Wyoming become vaccinated, employer testing programs will want to consider the below recommendations:
- Fully vaccinated people can refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic. They should still self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days following an exposure.
- Fully vaccinated people who experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should get tested.
Learn more about coronavirus disease 2019 from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (CDC information includes prevention strategies, case counts, frequently asked questions and answers, travel guidance.)