CASPER, Wyo. — Casper College reported 38 new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases among students and staff on Friday, Oct. 16.
37 of the new cases are among students and one of the new cases is a CC staff member, according to the college’s campus health summary, updated weekly.
The college has a total of 39 active COVID cases among students and staff, according to Friday’s update. That’s up from the 11 active cases reported for the week ending Friday, Oct. 9.
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“Our numbers reflect new and active cases reported to the college during the previous 7 days,” CC explains. “All individuals have received guidance and assistance regarding proper isolation protocols and are in contact with health care professionals as well as appropriate Casper College representatives.”
“Casper-Natrona County Health Department is conducting contact tracing for any individual who is identified as a direct contact. Due to federal regulations, we will not be providing any information beyond the number of new and active cases.”
The college’s campus health summary shows the number of COVID cases each week since Aug. 21:
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The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:
What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.
If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.
Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.
For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: email@example.com
- Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home if you’re sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.