Laramie County School District 1 on Friday reported that 44 more students and seven more staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

"These individuals were at the following locations -- Administration Building, Afflerbach Elementary, Bain Elementary, Carey Junior High, Central High, East High, Freedom Elementary, Johnson Junior High, Meadowlark Elementary, McCormick Junior High and South 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.

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.

The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing at the Event Center at Archer.

As of 3 p.m. Friday, Laramie County had 826 active lab-confirmed cases, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

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