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Carbon County schools close following Governor’s recommendation

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon on Sunday announced that K-12 schools in the state should close through April 3rd because of the “unprecedented circumstances facing our state.”

In a news release, the governor said local superintendents and school boards will make the final decision. Within hours, both Carbon County School District 1 and 2 said they would follow the guidance, and remain closed.

Emma Diercks has more on the decision to close schools here.

 

Jim O’Reilly has more on the State of Emergency and COVID-19 testing in Wyoming:

 

 

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Local officials offer advice, urge calm

Prudence, not panic: That’s the motto of locals nurses working the front lines here in Carbon County against the novel coronavirus.

Carbon County has no reported cases of Covid-19, but some store shelves here are as empty as those in other parts of the nation.

At a news conference Friday, nurses from Memorial Hospital of Carbon County along with local officials in and out health care, stressed that panic may cause more problems than the virus. Cali O’Hare reports.

Replay of Friday’s press conference with local healthcare and state agency officials:

 

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WGFD offers local insight on mule deer migration corridors

Local Game and Fish representatives shared with the public last week what the Governor’s Executive Order on migration corridors means for the Platte Valley.

Biologists detailed the work expected to go toward mule deer and their habitat. Emma Diercks reports.

 

 

Sports: Spring season delayed for high schools

After a handful of meetings, the Wyoming High School Activities Association has made a decision on how to move forward with the spring sports season. Joey Saverine has the story.

 

More Highlights:

  • Mountain West cancels spring season
  • This spring’s senior college athletes will gain another year of eligibility

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