CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A teacher at McCormick Junior High School has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a press release sent out by Laramie County School District #1.
“One of our employees at McCormick Junior High has tested positive for COVID-19. At this point, we have contacted families of students and staff who may have been in contact with the staff member,” LCSD #1 said.
District officials say that Laramie County Public Health will be contacting those families and providing guidance. McCormick will be following our protocols and procedures which includes entering Tier II education for those students impacted.
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Any student or staff who may have been in contact with the staff member is eligible for free testing at the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department.
“At Laramie County School District 1, one of our goals is to operate in a way that is safe for our students and employees. However, due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, exposure can happen,” the news release went on to say.
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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: email@example.com
- 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.