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NCSD reports students and staff positive for COVID-19; 18 total cases this fall

Natrona County High School (Gregory Hirst)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District reported on Monday, Sept. 28 that a Natrona County High School Student and Dean Morgan Junior High School staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.

The district reports cases on their COVID-19 dashboard after receiving confirmation of a positive case from the Casper-Natrona County Health Department.

The district reported on Friday, Sept. 25 that two Kelly Walsh High School students and a Park Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19.

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On Thursday, Sept. 24 it was announced that a staff member at Crest Hill Elementary had tested positive.

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, NCSD said that a student at Dean Morgan Junior High and a student at Lincoln Elementary had tested positive.

18 NCSD students or staff have tested positive for COVID since the start of the fall semester.

“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.

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:

  • 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.