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WHSAA suspends all activities and practices until April

KW’s Noah Halsey competes against Cheyenne East’s Cade Happold on Friday. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

The Wyoming High School Athletics Association says that all activities and practices will be suspended until early April.

The suspension comes after schools began closing all around the state, in the wake of a coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

“We will extend the suspension of all activities until Monday, April 6th. So that everyone will be on an equal playing field, there will be no practices during the suspension,” WHSAA officials said Monday. “If and when we do resume spring sports, we will hold to the 9 day practice rule and will count any practices from last week.”

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Golf and Tennis will not begin until the suspension is lifted and will need to meet the same practice rule as in the past.

“We recommend you encourage your athletes to stay active and workout on their own during this time period,” officials said. “After our conference call this morning with the WDE, there are still questions they will be addressing this week concerning making up of lost days vs. extending the school year. We will not make a decision on spring sports at this time until there is further clarity on that issue.”

The virtual option for FBLA and FCCLA will also be canceled, at this time, according to the statement.

The concern around coronavirus and COVID-19 are an ever evolving issue.

For more information please visit the Centers for Disease Control website and The Wyoming Department of Health website. At this time, the WDH is recommending Wyoming residents:

  • 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.


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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.