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LCSD #1 releases draft plan for schools to reopen in fall

Courtesy of LCSD #1, website

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – On Tuesday, July 28th, 2020, Laramie County School District #1 release their draft plan for schools to reopen with in-person instruction using the Wyoming Department of Education’s recommended Smart Start framework.

The release went on to say that the Smart Start reopening framework consists of three tiers, which will be in place depending on county health guidelines.

According to LCSD1 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Boyd Brown, the goal is to open school using Tier I guidelines, which would mean schools are open to students with new health precautions, social distancing and mask use when social distancing is not possible.

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“LCSD1 is committed to following the Smart Start framework provided by the Wyoming Department of Education and recommendations from our Laramie County and Wyoming health officers,” Brown said.

According to the framework, Tier II would be a combination of in-person instruction with possible intermittent closures and quarantining of students and staff.

Tier III is the full closure of school, similar to what occurred in March. Depending on where the community stands with COVID-19, the district will be poised to pivot into each of the tiers depending on need.

Officials with LCSD #1 say that families that are not comfortable with in-person instruction may register for Cheyenne Virtual School.

Detailed information about the school and how to register is available by clicking the virtual school box on the homepage of the district website,

You can read LCSD #1’s full draft plan by following this link.

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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:

  • 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.