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All Wyoming high school spring sports cancelled due to COVID-19

Students huddle against the wind while watching track events during the 2019 WHSAA State Track & Field Championships on Friday morning at KWHS in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — All Wyoming high school spring sports have been cancelled, according to a Tuesday, April 7 release from the Wyoming High School Activities Association.

“It is with deep regret that the WHSAA Board of Directors announces the cancelling of all spring sports,” reads the release. “Due to the continuing influence of COVID-19, we are not able to predict when it will be safe to resume spring sports, nor are we able to assure if any of our communities would be able to host any of our events.”

“The WHSAA Board of Directors promotes the benefits of participating in education-based activities. We also understand the overwhelming disappointment this decision is for our student athletes, especially our seniors.”

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The WHSAA added that they think academics should be the focus for all students and schools working toward the end of the semester.

“Please realize that our highest priority, as always, is ensuring the health and safety of our students, schools and communities during this challenging time,” the WHSAA added. “We must be a responsible organization and we look forward to the day when our students are again participating in education-based activities.”

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:

  • 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.