By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Five Laramie County Community College students are in quarantine after two of the students tested positive for coronavirus, the college announced Friday.
LCCC, which started its fall semester on Aug 24, said two students living at the college’s residence hall tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.
One student is quarantining in an isolation room at the residence hall and the second is staying at home, the college said in a news release.
Three other students who were in prolonged contact with the two who have tested positive have also been quarantined.
LCCC officials said the college would test all residence hall students and staff for coronavirus Friday and Monday.
News of the positive testing comes on the heels of a decision by University of Wyoming officials to halt the university’s phased-in return to in-person classes until Wednesday. The decision was made because five students tested positive for the virus in one day, the threshold set by university trustees for allowing in-person classes to continue.
Cases have also been reported at Northwest College in Powell and Casper College.