LARAMIE, Wyo. (May 26, 2021) – At a special session, the Albany County School District #1 (ACSD#1) Board of Trustees voted to continue COVID-19 mitigation strategies, including the use of face coverings, through the end of the 2020-21 school year.

The Wyoming Department of Health will end its statewide health order that requires mask use and physical distancing requirements in K-12 schools on May 31. However, Dr. Alexia Harrist, the State Health Officer, says specific protocols for school safety can be made at a district level by following the advice of county health officers.

Dr. Jean Allais, the Albany County Health Officer, recommends that schools in Albany County continue these mitigation strategies through the end of the school year due to local COVID-19 conditions.

The board also voted to have face coverings optional during summer school, as there will be more room to maintain social distance during summer school.

Albany County is currently in the “Orange” zone for transmission levels, indicating moderate-high transmission levels in the county. During the window of May 6 through May 19, there were 53 active cases in the county. Updated county metrics can be found here.

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