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Casper child care facility closed as Natrona County traces new COVID cases


CASPER, Wyo. – The Casper-Natrona County Health Department says a number of new COVID cases have been traced to a Casper child care facility.

According to a release issued on Monday afternoon, Miss Ashlee’s has closed to help staff and children quarantine for the required two weeks.

“Due to the contagious nature of COVID-19, nature of the child care setting and transmission among more than one individual, all children and staff who were identified as being associated with this facility are required to quarantine for the recommended 14 days following last exposure to a confirmed positive case,” said the release.

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“In total, CNCHD is working to contact 30 staff members and over 120 families of children. All of these individuals have been advised to quarantine preliminarily and CNCHD will be contacting them with more information.”

Reopening is tentatively scheduled for July 17th, they said.

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.