COVID Protocols Keeping Cody Schools and Students Safe | Big Horn Basin Media

COVID Protocols Keeping Cody Schools and Students Safe

Written by on October 2, 2020

The Cody school district has confirmed one positive case of COVID-19 and several students and staff are currently quarantined, but the schools’ protection policies have been largely successful thus far.

Park County School District #6 said on its website Thursday that 13 students have been ordered to quarantine due to close contact with confirmed COVID cases. All of those contacts occurred outside of school, Superintendent Peg Monteith said.

Three district staff members were also in quarantine, none of them teachers. During the first month of the 2020-2021 school year, no teachers have been ordered to quarantine.

Monteith says students continue to take the district’s requirements seriously. They are wearing masks and social distancing duet their desire to stay in school, Monteith said during an interview with Darian Dudrick on the KODI Daybreak show.

Due to Wyoming school districts’ success thus far in preventing widespread COVID-19 outbreaks, state officials have updated health guidance for school districts. No longer will people who come into close contact with infected individuals be required to quarantine if everyone involved in the contact was wearing face masks at the time.

“This change in guidance is specific to schools at this time,” Governor Mark Gordon’s office said in a statement Tuesday.

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