By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is closing until July 5 due to an employee testing positive for the coronavirus.
In a Facebook post, the animal shelter confirmed an employee tested positive on Monday for the virus and is now receiving medical attention. As a result, the shelter will close for adoptions and animal surrenders until July 5.
Employees required to come to the shelter every day are required to submit to a temperature check and wear masks when close to any other employees. They will also have to frequently sanitize their hands and workspaces.
The shelter’s “Critter Camp,” a program for children, will continue as scheduled, officials said, because it is held in an area separated from shelter employees and their workspaces. The employee who tested positive had no interaction with campers or animals and the class is taught by a privately-contracted instructor.
Fosters are still needed to house pets until they can be adopted. Animal control officers will still work to find lost pets.
“During this difficult time, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Staff and Board of Directors appreciate the patience, understanding, and generosity of our supporters,” the post said.