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NCSD reports 63% fewer student COVID cases from last two-week report

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District reported that there have been 24 students and eight staff members who tested positive for COVID-19 from November 20 – December 3.

In addition, there are 106 student and six staff quarantines reported.

In the previous report (from November 6 – November 19), there were:

  • 66 student positive cases
  • 19 staff positive cases
  • 196 student quarantines 
  • 7 staff quarantines

The district’s COVID-19 Dashboard will be providing updates of known COVID-19 impacts to school/district facilities every two weeks.

Information regarding schools, locations, and numbers of students and staff impacted will be reported “as long as identification falls within the aggregated reporting requirements of FERPA,” NCSD said.  

“If at any time the disclosure of information could allow for the identification of a specific individual, the information will not be released,” NCSD said.

Isolations and quarantines listed below are reported by the Casper-Natrona County Health Department, a healthcare provider, parent/guardian, or individual employee, NCSD said.

NCSD spokesperson Tanya Southerland confirmed that the dashboard language reporting “isolations” denotes positive cases.

Student isolations (positive cases) are reported as follows:

  • Centennial Middle School – 3
  • Crest Hill Elementary – 1
  • CY Middle School – 3
  • Dean Morgan Middle School – 3
  • Evansville Elementary – 4
  • Fort Caspar Academy – 1
  • Kelly Walsh High School – 2
  • Manor Heights Elementary – 1
  • Natrona County High School – 1
  • Paradise Valley Elementary – 4
  • Verda James Elementary – 1

Staff isolations (positive cases) are reported as follows:

  • Central Services Facility and Extended Campuses – 3
  • Bar Nunn Elementary – 1
  • Dean Morgan Middle School – 1
  • Evansville Elementary – 2
  • Verda James Elementary – 1

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.