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Vigilance Urged as New Cases, Hospitalizations Rise

Wyoming continues to see a surge in the number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 as well as hospitalizations.  Daily new cases have continued increasing to an average of 102 per day over the past 14 days. As of October 9, Wyoming had more than 1,400 active cases and five counties had more than 100 active cases. The percent of COVID-19 tests with a positive result in the past 14 days is now 5%. On Wyoming's COVID-19 Dashboard, the categories of "New Cases" and Hospital Admissions remain at “Concerning"


In his news conference on Monday, Governor Gordon called the current scenario "very concerning" and urged residents to remain vigilant. The Wyoming Department of Health and the Governor continue to strongly recommend the use of face coverings in public settings where it is not possible or reasonable to stay physically apart.   

Friday, October 9, 2020 Sublette County COVID-19 update: One new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County today. Sublette County has recorded a total of 130 cases, with 9 currently active, 120 recovered, and one death. 

From Sublette County School District No. 1:

On Friday, 10/9/20, both Sublette County School Districts met with Sublette County  Public Health to review the return to work guidance for students/staff.  

The guidance has been revised to the previous status of fever-free without medication after at least 3 days (72 hours), or a negative test result for COVID-19.  We have updated our COVID-19 Exclusion Flowchart to reflect this change and you can find a copy here.

Just a quick reminder that COVID-19 tests are free of charge for all school-age children at both clinics.  Strep and influenza tests will also be free of charge. In addition, schools may now resume on-site testing for Strep. 

Also, if your doctor provides you with a letter identifying an alternate diagnosis (Strep, ear infection, etc.) you may return to school when your student is fever-free for 24 hours.  Please provide that letter to our school nurse when prior to returning if that is the case.

This new guidance will be in effect starting on Monday,  October 12th, 2020.


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