State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist speaks about the reopening of schools during a coronavirus update Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, inside the Capitol in Cheyenne. Harrist was joined by Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, Wyoming Community Development Authority Executive Director Scott Hoversland and Gov. Mark Gordon. Gordon spoke about allowing outdoor events with as many as 1,000 people, and Balow spoke about the upcoming school year. Michael Cummo/Wyoming Tribune Eagle

CHEYENNE – As kids prepared to head back to school this week, parents had more to think about than just stocking up on notebooks and pencils. With the coronavirus still present across the state of Wyoming, school districts across the Cowboy State have already implemented additional health and safety precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Still, there’s a number of steps parents can take to help keep their kids healthy during the school year.

Margaret Austin is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s local government reporter. She can be reached at maustin@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3152. Follow her on Twitter at @MargaretMAustin.

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