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Casper College reports 14 new COVID-19 cases among students this week

The Casper College campus is seen by drone on August 27, 2020. (Dan Cepeda Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper College reported 14 new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases among students on the college’s campus health dashboard update on Friday, Oct. 30.

All 14 new cases are among the student population; no new cases were reported among staff.

The college has a total of 18 active COVID-19 according to Friday’s update. down from the 24 reported last week on Oct. 23.

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“Our numbers reflect new and active cases reported to the college during the previous 7 days,” CC explains. “All individuals have received guidance and assistance regarding proper isolation protocols and are in contact with health care professionals as well as appropriate Casper College representatives.”

“Casper-Natrona County Health Department is conducting contact tracing for any individual who is identified as a direct contact. Due to federal regulations, we will not be providing any information beyond the number of new and active cases.”

The college’s campus health summary shows the number of COVID cases each week since Aug. 21:

Reporting WeekNew Confirmed
Positive Cases –
Employees
New Confirmed
Positive Cases –
Students
Current Active Cases
October 301418
October 2322124
October 1624041
October 91611
October 202527
September 2553648
September 1831823
September 11156
September 4015
August 28024
August 21112


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.