As expected, the opening of Sublette County schools in late August has resulted in the detection of several new COVID-19 cases. This week both a Pinedale Middle School student and a teacher were confirmed with COVID-19, as well as a student at Pinedale High.
Students and school staff members who test positive for COVID-19 are excluded from school through an isolation order from public health officials until such time as the order is lifted.
Families are notified by public health officials if their student had any possible COVID-19 exposure and are asked to monitor their student, and to contact their medical provider if they develop any symptoms.
Sublette County Public Health reports that there are currently 21 people in isolation or quarantine in the Pinedale and Boulder areas.
Wyoming's COVID-19 dashboard was updated this week to reflect the continued decline in the percent of COVID-19 tests with a positive result. Over the past 14 days, this rate has dropped to 1.6 percent and has been declining over the past month. Daily new cases have decreased over the past 14 days, from 35 lab-confirmed cases per day to 25.
Albany County now has the most active cases in the state (100), with most of those (66) connected to the University of Wyoming. Laramie and Carbon Counties have the second- and third-most active cases.
Teton County continues to have the highest rate of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases per capita, followed by Fremont and Washakie counties.