By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Another dormitory floor at the University of Wyoming has experienced an outbreak of the coronavirus, prompting the university to limit the movements of students on that floor.
In an announcement issued Monday, the university said four cases of the coroanvirus were detected on the fourth floor of Crane Hall, so students living on the floor are being told to shelter in place, the same orders given to students on the third floor of McIntyre Hall last week.
Students on the floors who have not been in close contact with infected individuals are allowed to go to in-person class and leave the dorms for work or religious activities.
As of Monday, the total number of active coronavirus cases among UW students and employees stands at 126: 88 students living off-campus, 37 students living on-campus and one employee living off-campus.
Some 100 people are in quarantine due to exposure to someone infected by the virus: 29 students on-campus and 71 people off-campus.
According to Wyoming’s coronavirus dashboard, which tracks information regarding the disease in each of the state’s 23 counties, Albany County has seen 778 cases of the virus, with 250 currently active and lab-confirmed, and most of the people who have tested positive for it are between the ages of 19 and 29.
Only two people are currently hospitalized at Laramie’s Ivinson Memorial Hospital for treatment of the virus.