Over 90 Students and Staff Quarantined in SCSD No. 2

Superintendent says the numbers are lower than a few weeks ago.
Over 90 Students and Staff Quarantined in SCSD No. 2

Lincoln Middle Schoo. SweetwaterNOW file photo

GREEN RIVER — Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Superintendent Craig Barringer reported a decrease in COVID-19 Coronavirus cases reported within the district this week.

“These numbers are lower than a few weeks ago,” Barringer said. “Our protocols and support from our families has made a big difference and it has allowed us to keep moving forward this school year.”

Barringer said the numbers tend to fluctuate, which is why they check the total number every Friday to get an idea of what the next week will look like for the district.

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“There are some that will be back on Monday and others who will not be back until after Christmas break,” he said.

Friday, December 18, COVID-19 Case Update

  • Expedition Academy – 1 staff positive
  • Green River High School – 4 staff positive, 1 student positive, 36 students quarantined
  • Harrison Elementary School – 1 staff positive, 2 staff quarantine, 2 students positive, 8 quarantine
  • Lincoln Middle School – 1 staff positive, 1 staff quarantine, 3 students positive, 26 students quarantine
  • Monroe Elementary –  1 positive student, 8 students quarantine
  • Truman Elementary – 1 staff quarantine, 5 students quarantine
  • Washington Elementary – 1 staff quarantine, 4 students quarantine


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