FCSD #1 updates COVID exposure protocols

(Lander, WY) – Fremont County School District (FCSD) #1 Superintendent Dave Barker has recently shared updates regarding protocol concerning students and staff who have been considered in close contact with a positive COVID person within the Fremont #1 school system.

Any staff member or student who has been identified as in close contact with a positive case while one of the persons is unmasked will have two options:

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1) Quarantine at home per current guidelines.

2) Wear a mask fully covering mouth and nose at all times except when eating or drinking while at school for the same duration as current guidelines.

FCSD #1 has provided the following COVID-19 decision guide to use as reference:

h/t FCSD #1 graphic.

According to the notice, in all instances, if a student or staff member is a close contact and is symptomatic, or tests positive, they must isolate at home for the duration of time as outlined by public health, and be symptom free before returning to school.

These options will hopefully allow most kids to stay in school, while giving parents, students, and staff choices to make regarding either avoiding or managing quarantine.

Isolation or quarantine orders issued by public health will still be followed, which are legal and binding, and if you get a letter from Public Health stating you must isolate or quarantine, you will not be allowed in FCSD #1 buildings for the duration stated in that letter.

The update goes on to request, “Please continue to monitor your students daily and choose to keep them home if they are presenting any of the symptoms consistent with COVID. If you are unsure of what those are, please visit our COVID-19 webpage, visit the Wyoming Department of Health website, or call your school nurse.”

As of September 10th, there are 14 positive cases in the district, 46 people quarantining at home, and 29 quarantine in school with masks, according to the Campus Health Summary Data Tracker.

Any further questions should be fielded to the FCSD #1 district office.

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