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By Camille Erickson
Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Mines combat COVID-19; trona firms launch health campaign to combat virus spread


December 24, 2020

CASPER – Leaders of Wyoming’s largest trona mines have banded together to launch a public health campaign for Sweetwater County to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and keep businesses open.

Wyoming’s trona patch in the southwest part of the state employs upward of 2,300 workers across four mines. But the rapid spread of the virus throughout the county has complicated some operations.

Back in early April, several mineral operators took steps to prevent the virus from entering the plants and mines. They required strict social distancing, smaller crew sizes and staggered shifts...

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