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CNCHD expects to see more positive cases and exposures

The outside of the Natrona County Health Department building
The outside of the Natrona County Health Department building(Haley Roedder)
Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 5:16 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Casper-Natrona County Health Department is advising parents to make plans for labor shortages as children head back to school.

Natrona County had the most positive cases statewide last week. The health department expects this trend to continue with school starting and more people returning to work. Quarantine protocols are similar to last school year. CNCHD is expecting an increase in positive cases that will keep kids and parents at home.

“It’s a concern just by getting groups of people back together and in more social settings. Of course we’re concerned about an increase in positivity and an increase in positive cases so we are gearing up for that. We’re prepared to do more testing, and we’re trying to gear up to do more contact tracing just in the event that would happen,” said Hailey Bloom, the Public Information Officer for CNCHD.

The health department is still offering free Covid-19 tests and vaccines.

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