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Wyoming changing COVID rules for schools; mask wearers won’t have to quarantine

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming is modifying its statewide COVID-19 related public health orders effective Oct. 1.

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s office said on Tuesday the new orders include a change pertaining to K-12 schools across the state.

“Updated guidance issued to school districts will no longer require quarantine of close contacts if both the infected individual and those in contact with them were wearing face masks,” Gordon’s office said. “This change in guidance is specific to schools at this time.”

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The governor’s office says that K-12 schools across the state have been successfully implementing COVID-19 guidelines including the use of masks and social distancing.

Gordon’s office said these measures “have continued to be effective in preventing widespread outbreaks,” leading to the change in the COVID-19 guidance to schools.

The updated orders also include changes relaxing restrictions on restaurants. Details can be found in this article.

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.