Ten Sleep school board approves optional quarantine process
October 14, 2021
WORLAND – Washakie County School Board District No. 2 met Oct. 11 and discussed updating quarantine procedures. The board voted to use the same procedure being used by schools in Basin and Lovell.
According to Superintendent Jimmy Phelps, when a person in the school tests positive, they will contact trace as best as possible within the school and notify staff members and the parents of those students who meet the criterion for quarantining.
“The parents and staff member meeting the criterion will make the decision as to whether or not they feel that they need to quarantine by staying home or choose to continue attending school as long as the staff member or student has no COVID-related symptoms,” Phelps said. “The board encourages those who meet the criteria for quarantine but choose to attend school to wear a mask during that period of time they would be quarantined, but they are not required.”
Phelps added that as well as wearing a mask during the quarantine period, the board is also encouraging parents and staff to be tested if they have COVID symptoms and for everyone to be tolerant of decisions others make concerning COVID-related issues – such as vaccines, testing and quarantine.
In other business, the board appointed Bill Murphy to fill in as vice chairperson to the Board for the next two months, temporarily replacing Jared Lyman.
The board also moved to approve Mona Sindelar to attend the Wyoming School Board Association (WSBA).
Also approved was the high school boys basketball team’s travel request to Denver from Oct. 22-24, where they will attend a Denver Nuggets game, as well as a basketball camp.