Over the last several days, we’ve received a number of questions and tips from parents at Lander Valley High School that they had been notified of a student-athlete who tested positive for COVID-19 and was recently in the school.
According to one release from a staff member, the student’s last day inside the building and weight room area was July 27th. The student believed he had contracted the virus from someone who had previously tested positive that he had contact with. The release also states that many of the individual’s friends and teammates had tested negative, and had not had any symptoms.
Fremont County School District #1 Superintendent Dave Barker confirmed the positive test and released the following statement to County 10;
“We received a report of a student testing positive last week. We attempted to get confirmation and details on next steps before putting information out to parents. This process took longer than we anticipated or would have liked. We have a better understanding of how each of the health agencies in our area work and are developing protocols to more quickly address this issue. Health officials have told us they will reach out to anyone who has been determined to be in close contact with a positive case.”