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Multiple students, staff test positive within LCSD 1 schools

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Published: Oct. 24, 2020 at 12:46 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) - In coordination with the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department, Laramie County School District 1 has numerous safety protocols in place. However, due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, exposure can happen.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, CLCHD notified the district that the following individuals tested positive for COVID-19—two East High students, two Central High students, one McCormick Junior High student, one Jessup Elementary student, one Freedom Elementary student, one East High staff member, one Central High staff member and one Rossman Elementary staff member.

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, CLCHD notified the district that the following individuals tested positive for COVID 19—one staff member who works at Triumph High and Saddle Ridge Elementary, one Alta Vista Elementary staff member and one South High staff member.

On Thursday, Oct. 22, CLCHD notified the district that one Fairview Elementary staff member and one South High student tested positive for COVID-19.

CLCHD is in the process of contact tracing, and those who had direct contact with any of the individuals who tested positive will receive guidance regarding next steps.

Students, parents and staff members are encouraged to wear face coverings. If individuals feel ill or exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms, they should stay home and contact a health care provider for assistance. Free COVID-19 testing is available at CLCHD.

Due to privacy laws, we cannot release the identities of students or staff members.

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