State of Wyoming to give 500,000 face masks to school districts

Three Wyoming state agencies will together provide 500,000 face coverings to school districts here, the departments announced Monday.

The reusable face coverings, distributed by the departments of Health and Education and the Office of Homeland Security, are currently required for use within schools when staff and students can’t maintain 6 feet of distance. The gear will be distributed to each of Wyoming’s 48 school districts based on those districts’ actual enrollments (that calculation also determines staffing levels).

There are roughly 93,000 students in Wyoming’s public education system, alongside thousands of teachers, administrators, para-professionals, bus drivers and other school personnel.