Laramie County School District 1 on Friday reported that 13 students and five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week.

"These individuals were at the following locations -- Alta Vista Elementary, Baggs Elementary, Bain Elementary, Central High, East High, Freedom Elementary, Hebard Elementary, McCormick Junior High, South High and Triumph High," LCSD1 Superintendent Dr. Boyd Brown said in a news release.

Brown says those who had direct contact with the positive cases will be contacted and will receive guidance regarding next steps.

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Brown continues to encourage students, parents and staff members to wear masks, and to stay home and contact a health care provider if they feel ill or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms.

As of 3 p.m. Friday, Laramie County had 69 active lab-confirmed cases, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.


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