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UW supports law enforcement’s citation of three students for violating COVID-19 isolation orders

(Brendan LaChance, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming said on Thursday, May 28 that three UW students have been cited for allegedly violating COVID-19 isolation orders.

Overall, four women are facing charges from Albany County prosecutors, the Laramie Boomerang reported on Thursday.

The university said they are “working with local law enforcement and public health officials in response to citations issued against three UW students related to violation of isolation orders stemming from COVID-19 infection.”

UW said they have officials who are working to see whether the students visited any university facilities, noting that they live off of campus. If they find that the students visited any facilities, they will notify employees or students who may have had contact with the students.

“We support local law enforcement and public health officials in their efforts to enforce restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.” UW Acting President Neil Theobald said. “We continue to urge our students and employees to follow all public health guidelines, and we are serious about the measures being taken to prevent the spread of the virus in our community.”

“Our expectation is that the students will learn from this experience — and that our student body as a whole will exhibit the UW Cowboy characteristics of working together to keep our campus and community safe.”

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.