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NCSD to begin reporting COVID-19 related quarantine information


CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District have been sharing information about positive COVID-19 cases identified among students and staff since the beginning of the fall semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

NCSD shares this data on their online dashboard after receiving notification from the Casper-Natrona County Health Department that students or staff have tested positive.

The district has been identifying whether a positive case is a student or a staff member without revealing the specific identity of that individual. NCSD also shares which school the student attends or where the staff member works.

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Through Monday, Sept. 28, NCSD has reported a total of 18 positive cases among students or staff since the start of the school year. However, they have not been sharing information regarding whether students or staff are being quarantined due to exposure to someone with a confirmed positive case.

NCSD Trustee Dave Applegate said at the end of the Board of Trustees’ meeting on Monday that the district “will begin to report quarantine numbers in addition to positive COVID-19 cases.”

The trustees did not discuss further details regarding how such information will be reported.

NCSD’s COVID-19 dashboard can be accessed online.

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.