Update on Covid 19 health and safety protocols for Carbon County School District One
As part of ongoing communications with Carbon County Public Health, Carbon County School District One (CCSD1) Board of Trustees and principals, and in looking at present health orders as issued by Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health, CCSD1 will be implementing changes to health protocols. It should be noted that our hope is to have these changes be ongoing/permanent, however, should health and safety data indicate the necessity to reinstate present protocols we reserve the right to reinstate any current or new protocols in the interest of the health and safety of our students and employees.
Current health data for Carbon County, Wyoming and our country indicates a significant and sustained decreased infection rate for Covid 19.Additionally, more and more people are becoming vaccinated and updated therapeutic treatments continue to lessen the severity of cases for individuals who become infected. As a word of caution, even though all indications have been trending in a positive direction for the past 2-3 months, there are still active cases of the virus in Carbon County and it is important for people to be appropriately cautious.
In consideration of the above information CCSD1 will implement the following changes immediately:
Masks will no longer be required for students or staff in any locations.
There will no longer be any size limitations for attendance at events beyond those already in place due to fire codes or other appropriate and necessary restrictions for individual events.
Students and staff desiring to wear masks will be allowed to do so but there will be no requirement by CCSD1 or any of our employees or departments to impose the wearing of masks for employees, students or visitors.
CCSD1 will continue to provide masks to those individuals desiring to wear one and who need one provided to them.
Hand sanitizers will continue to be offered in locations throughout the district and students and staff will be encouraged to either wash their hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
CCSD1 will continue to encourage students and staff to stay away from school/work if they are experiencing any symptoms consistent with Covid 19.
CCSD1 will continue to have Covid 19 test kits available for any staff who are experiencing symptoms and desire to be tested.
CCSD1 will continue to find ways to appropriately encourage/implement social distancing in classrooms and throughout our facilities.
CCSD1 will cautiously begin working with outside agencies regarding the reinstatement oft he use of district facilities. This will be a gradual move back towards the partnerships we enjoyed previously.CCSD1 recognizes the value of these partnerships but will move slowly to allow appropriate time to see if health and safety data remains strong as we move to allow outside agencies back into our facilities.
Carbon County School District One will have more information on this topic as we get through summer school and get closer to the start of school for next year in August. Should anyone have any questions you are encouraged to contact your child’s building principal or to call central office at (307)328-9200.
Superintendent Mike Hamel