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3 new cases of COVID-19 reported at Natrona Schools Friday

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Casper, Wyo. – The Natrona County School District said Friday it was notified by the Casper-Natrona County Health Department (CNCHD) of three additional positive COVD-19 cases within the district’s schools.

Two of the new cases are Kelly Walsh High School students, and another is a student of Park Elementary, the district said.

On Thursday it was announced that a staff member at Crest Hill Elementary had tested positive for COVID-19. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, one student case was reported at Dean Morgan Junior High and one reported at Lincoln Elementary.

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8 cases have been reported this week for NCSD schools in total.

The CNCHD is the authorizing and directing agency for student quarantine and isolation, NCSD said.

“If you receive a phone call/message from the Casper-Natrona County Health Department, please contact them back to avoid delays in the contact tracing process,” NCSD said.

“The Natrona County School District will provide updates, as applicable, of CNCHD confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 within schools/facilities,” the school district says on its website. “We will share the number of confirmed positive cases, the school/location, and the date the confirmed positive was reported to NCSD by CNCHD.”

The district says any information that may allow the identification of an individual is not released to the public.

An archive of the school district’s COVID-19 cases can be found here, on the district website.

Daily updates on COVID-19 cases within the NCSD can be found here.

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: covid@cnchd.org

  • 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.