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Six COVID cases leads to quarantine of UW’s wrestling team

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CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming said on Wednesday, Sept. 30 that six COVID-19 cases have been identified among UW’s wrestling team.

The cases have prompted the university to take action in an effort to limit the spread of the virus to other students, staff and the community.

“The team will not engage in any athletic activities — including practice, workouts and in-person meetings — and the members are encouraged to shelter in place, where possible, through Oct. 14,” UW said. “Limited contact is a critical component to the shelter in place.”

“During this time, team members will only interact with those with whom they live and attend classes virtually. Additionally, all team members will be tested for the virus, and anyone who may have had close contact with a team member will be contacted by UW’s COVID Hub for testing.”

UW said the decision was made following guidance from their “newly updated COVID-19 indicators and tactics for Phase 3 of the university’s fall return plan.”

UW reported 113 active cases among students and staff as of noon Wednesday. 112 people are also in 14 day quarantine due to exposure to someone with a positive case.

“More information about UW’s COVID-19 response can be found at www.uwyo.edu/campus-return, which is being updated as information becomes available,” UW said. “Those with questions also may call (307) 766-COVD (2683) or email COVID19@uwyo.edu.”

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.

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.