Wyoming governor recommends closing schools

Local News Wyoming News March 16, 2020

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Wyoming governor recommends closing schools

CHEYENNE, Wyo. | WESTON COUNTY, Wyo.  — Wyoming officials are recommending that schools close down through at least April 3 to head off the spread of the coronavirus.

Gov. Mark Gordon and schools superintendent Jillan Balow said in a statement Sunday that local superintendents and school boards will make the final decision on school closures, and school boards will decide whether school district staff must report to work.

Statewide, Laramie, Fremont, Teton, Uinta, Natrona and other counties have already announced closures.

Locally, all WCSD #1 and WCSD #7 schools have closed to students as of today, Monday, March 16th.

Teachers and district staff are asked to report as normal for planning and preparation of a possible extended shut down.

Both WCSD #1 and WCSD #7 will be holding an emergency board meetings Monday night at 6:00 p.m., to discuss the longevity of the closure(s).

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