Mask variance approved by state


GOSHEN COUNTY – Wyoming State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist approved the Goshen County School District mask variance application to the 24th continuation of State Health Order No. 1 relating to face coverings, social distancing and indoor event capacity.

The school board passed a request for the mask variance in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday, March 30 at the school board meeting held at Torrington High School. The variance will go into effect on Tuesday, April 6.

According to the press release, “If this change impacts your students' ability to attend any Goshen County School, please contact your students' principal. The principal will work with you to develop a plan of service for your student for the remainder of the school year.”

Students and staff are asked to remain home if they are showing any signs or symptoms and parents should continue screening their children before they leave for school.

If symptoms are present, immediately contact your health provider and don’t send your child to school.

“We must continue to be diligent about health and wellness. The priority remains to deliver the best education possible by staying in the buildings, so we can also have concerts, track meets, prom, graduation and any other school events this spring and finish the year strong,” the release said.

While students and staff will be able to attend school without a mask, some restrictions will remain in place.

“Isolation/quarantine requirements will remain in place,” said Heather Saul, Goshen County Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator. “The attorney general’s office is still working the bus situation and got the Department of Education involved so that all school districts are consistent.”

See more in the Wednesday, April 7, edition of the Torrington Telegram.

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