NCSD COVID-19 Community Information Status Update

The Natrona County School District is monitoring the state of public health in our district and will report, on this webpage, daily at 3 PM (M-F) updates of CNCHD confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 within schools/facilities.

The Natrona County School District and the Casper-Natrona County Health Department are committed to the timely, consistent, and transparent dissemination public information by following applicable laws on disclosure and under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). We are committed to efficiently reporting relevant COVID-19 data in schools/district facilities to support the need for public information and transparency while ensuring we are protecting student and staff privacy.

Once a positive test is confirmed by the Casper-Natrona County Health Department:

  • An initial notification (letter/email/phone call) is sent by the Casper-Natrona County Health Department to directly impacted individuals identified as a close contact to (parents/guardians/staff) known positive. Please ensure your contact information is correct in Campus Parent Portal.
  • Contact tracing is conducted by the CNCHD, and all affected students’ parents and or staff members are contacted to complete the process. 
  • The public information dashboard will be updated by NCSD daily Monday through Friday.

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department is responsible for contacting individuals directly impacted by a known COVID-19 positive in Natrona County, as identified through their investigative contact tracing process.

The Natrona County School District will provide updates, as applicable, of CNCHD confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 within schools/facilities. We will share the number of confirmed positive cases, the school/location, and the date the confirmed positive was reported to NCSD by CNCHD. We will share if the individual is a student or staff member, as long as identification falls within the aggregated reporting requirements of FERPA. If at any time, the disclosure of information could allow for the identification of a specific individual, the information will not be released. 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE 

On September 23rd, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department notified the Natrona County School District of 2 positive COVID-19 cases.

  • Lincoln Elementary – student
  • Dean Morgan Junior High – student 

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department is contacting parents/guardians and individuals identified as a close contact of a known positive and will provide impacted person(s) with further information and actions. The authorizing and directing agency for student quarantine and isolation is the appropriate health officials at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department. If you receive a phone call/message from the Casper-Natrona County Health Department, please contact them back to avoid delays in the contact tracing process. 

Natrona County School District has provided the applicable student/staff directory information to the Casper-Natrona County Health Department to assist with the contact tracing process (class roster/school location/contact information/etc.).

If your student is required by the Casper-Natrona County Health Department to isolate or quarantine, the Natrona County School District will provide remote learning and instruction. If you are a staff member and are identified by Casper-Natrona County Health Department as a required quarantine/isolation, please contact your direct supervisor or Associate Superintendent of Human Resources and District Services, Verba Echols, for assistance. 

The Natrona County School District will continue to work in direct collaboration with the Casper-Natrona County Health Department in response to COVID-19. We appreciate your partnership and support as we work together to provide a high-quality learning environment for all students while maintaining our commitment to the safety and health of all students, staff, and the community.

If you have any questions regarding the process of identifying what constitutes a close contact, questions about quarantine or isolation, or COVID-19 testing please contact the appropriate health officials at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department at 307-577-9892.

NCSD Archived COVID-19 Dashboard Information

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