ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County School District No. 1 Superintendent Kelly McGovern announced today that Rock Springs schools currently have 42 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases since the beginning of the school year.
According to information provided by McGovern in an announcement on the ParentSquare app, Rock Springs High School has the most students out of school with 18 testing positive for the virus.
“It is important that if an individual knows they are positive they report it so appropriate measures can be taken in a timely manner,” McGovern stated in the letter. “We have students and staff that do not have the option to get vaccinated at this time. We will continue to take the right steps needed to notify all involved if there is exposure.”
Below are the number of positive COVID cases for the first two weeks of school:
|School||August 17 – August 27, 2021|
|Eastside Elementary||4 students|
|Farson-Eden School||6 students|
|Pilot Butte Elementary||2 students|
|Sage Elementary||1 staff and 1 student|
|Stagecoach Elementary||1 staff and 4 students|
|Walnut Elementary||2 students|
|Rock Springs Junior High||2 students|
|Rock Springs High School||1 staff and 18 students|
|Total||42 positive COVID cases: 3 staff & 39 students|
The District has several staff and students out sick and waiting for test results or are quarantined due to exposure. With the decision to honor parents’ choice of wearing a mask, the school District has no avenue of exempting a student from having to stay home, therefore stay at home orders are increasing with exposure.
“We appreciate your support and partnership as we continue to take the steps necessary to limit exposure and keep schools open,” McGovern said in the letter.
For all of the details of the temporary virtual learning days and COVID-19 procedures, click here.