On Wednesday, Sept. 16,
the COVID-19 Response Group confirmed four schoolrelated
COVID-19 cases – two at the high school and
two at the middle school.
Overall, 18 new cases of COVID-19 were reported
across the county over the last 11 days. Forty-five to
55 people are in isolation or quarantine in the Boulder,
Daniel and Pinedale areas.
Janna Lee, Public Health nurse manager, called the
most recent cases in the county community spread in a
briefing on Thursday, Sept. 17, because they have been
unable to trace several cases back to any known cases.
Students who test positive for the coronavirus will
be excluded from school through isolation orders from
public health officials, and will be allowed to return to
school when the isolation order is lifted.
Families will be receiving an email from Public
Health if their student had any possible contact with the
student. If you receive this email from Public Health,
please monitor your student and contact your medical
provider if they have any symptoms. This does not
mean that your student needs to quarantine. Anyone
who needs to quarantine will be called on the phone
directly by Public Health.
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District is
currently offering testing for COVID-19, Influenza, and
Strep for symptomatic patients Monday through Friday
in Pinedale from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and in Marbleton
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Appointments for collection are required and will need to be made with the front desk
at either clinic location and clear directions will be given as to where to go and how the
testing will be completed.
Results may take up to 24 hours. Clinic staff will call with results once complete
or results can be viewed on MyChart, the clinics’ medical records system. If you need
MyChart access please inquire with the front desk.
These tests will be free of charge for all children 18 years of age and under. If you are
over the age of 18 and asymptomatic or have a known exposure, please contact Public
Health to determine whether or not you qualify for testing.
It may be possible that you will be required to see a provider depending on symptoms
and test results. Collection personnel will ask screening questions to determine if you
need to be seen.
In total, Sublette County has had 68 total cases of COVID-19. There are 14 active
cases in the county, Lee added.
Public Health Officer Dr. Brendan Fitzsimmons encouraged Sublette County to be
vigil in doing what they can to prevent spread. He also praised the Public Health nurses
for working on contact tracing in each case and asked the public to cooperate with the
Lee is encouraging everyone to wear masks in public, maintain social distancing and
wash hands frequently.
Fitzsimmons said, during the weekly update, that those students that have been
quarantined have been facing bullying and ridicule on social media that is making the
situation more difficult.