Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is seen Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in downtown Cheyenne. Wyoming reported a record daily number of new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, and CRMC has seen the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations double since Oct. 27, from 21 to 42. Michael Cummo/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

CHEYENNE – Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced Thursday he has a plan to help ease staffing shortages in the state’s hospitals as the number of COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations continue to rise.

“We have had to call upon resources from outside the state to help deal with this surge in hospitalizations,” Gordon said in a news release, in which he revealed a three-pronged approach to helping what he recently characterized as “overwhelmed” hospitals to combat the virus.

Kathryn Palmer is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s education reporter. She can be reached at kpalmer@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3167. Follow her on Twitter at @kathrynbpalmer.

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