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Town of Jackson

Posted on: March 2, 2020

TOWN INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19

Corona Virus

Please visit www.JHCovid.com and www.JHCovidEspanol.com for up-to-date information and community resources.


May 14, 2020 - RESTRICTIONS EASE UNDER UPDATED PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have announced updated public health orders, effective Friday May 15, that will ease restrictions intended to limit the potential spread of COVID-19. The modifications to three statewide orders will remain in place through Sunday, May 31, unless the Wyoming Department of Health revokes or extends the orders.  Teton County’s Roadmap to Recovery Plan, state health orders and county recommendations, and a COVID-19 Response Dashboard with local and state statistics, demographics, and community impacts can all be found at jhcovid.com and the Teton County’s Health Department web site at http://www.tetonwyo.org/163/Health-Dept.

May 7, 2020 - TETON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS #4 AND #6 REVOKED AS STATEWIDE DIRECTIVE EXPIRES

Teton District Health Officer, Travis Riddell, MD, has announced that two County Public Health Recommendations related to travel will be revoked on May 8, 2020. Dr. Riddell’s announcement comes on the heels of a similar statement made by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, who announced this afternoon he will not be extending a Statewide Directive related to travel when it expires May 8, 2020.   CLICK HERE to see statewide orders. 

 May 6, 2020 - COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 8, 2020

On Friday, May 8, 2020 at 3:00PM, representatives from St. John’s Health, Teton County Health Department, Jackson Town Council, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Teton Board of County Commissioners, Teton County School District, and Unified Command will provide a COVID-19 community update.  The meeting will be streamed live, online on the Town of Jackson’s website.  The meeting will also be broadcast live on 3 local community radio stations.   CLICK HERE to learn more.

April 30, 2020 - STATEWIDE DIRECTIVE TO SELF-QUARANTINE EXTENDED

This is a statewide directive for individuals arriving in Wyoming from another state or country to self-quarantine.  There are several important factors to note about this Directive, one being it is for "any individual coming or returning to Wyoming from another state or country for a non-work-related purpose must self-quarantine for 14 days. To view the Statewide Directive please CLICK HERE.  Passed April 3, 2020.  The original Directive has been extended and will expire on May 8, 2020.

April 29 , 2020 - TETON COUNTY RECIEVES VARIANCES TO NEW STATEWIDE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS

 Teton County District Health Officer, Travis Riddell, MD, has received approval for variances to the modified statewide public health orders that were announced by the Wyoming State Health Officer on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.  CLICK HERE  to see the press release.

April 29, 2020 - TC HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT INDIVIDUALS WITH COVID SYMPTOMS - EVEN MILD SYMPTOMS - SHOULD GET TESTED

Teton County Health Department has announced it is now offering free COVID-19 active disease testing to individuals who qualify, based on insurance status and symptoms.  CLICK HERE to see the press release.

April 28, 2020 - COMMUNITY UPDATE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MAY 1 at 3:00PM

On Friday, May 1, 2020 at 3:00PM, representatives from St. John’s Health, Teton County Health Department, Jackson Town Council, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Teton Board of County Commissioners, Teton County School District, and Unified Command will provide a COVID-19 community update.  The meeting will be streamed live, online on the Town of Jackson’s website.  The meeting will also be broadcast live on 3 local community radio stations.   CLICK HERE to learn more.

April 25, 2020 - FREE RE-USABLE, WASHABLE GROCERY BAGS AVAILABLE AT TOWN HALL

Stop by the Jackson Town Hall (150 E. Pearl Avenue) to pick up free re-usable, washable grocery bags.  The bags are located in the breezeway just outside the front door.  We will keep these stocked until our inventory runs out.   

April 23, 2020 - FREE SHOWERS AVAILABLE AT RECREATION CENTER STARTING SATURDAY, APRIL 25

Teton County/Town of Jackson Parks and Recreation will begin offering free showers to the community at the Recreation Center starting this Saturday, April 25th. Showers will be available seven days a week from 9AM to 3PM on a first come, first served basis. Towels will be provided. CLICK HERE to learn more about this program.

April 22, 2020 - COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 24 at 3:00PM

On Friday, April 24, 2020 at 3:00PM, representatives from St. John’s Health, Teton County Health Department, Jackson Town Council, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Teton Board of County Commissioners, Teton County School District, and Unified Command will provide a COVID-19 community update.  The meeting will be streamed live, online on the Town of Jackson’s website.  The meeting will also be broadcast live on 3 local community radio stations.   CLICK HERE to learn more.

April 22, 2020 - FIRST COVID19 RELATED DEATH OF TETON COUNTY RESIDENT

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) says a Teton County resident previously identified as one of Wyoming’s laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases has died.  The newly confirmed death involves an older man hospitalized in another state who had existing conditions that put him at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus. There have now been 7 reported deaths, 326 lab-confirmed cases and 121 probable cases reported so far from across Wyoming.  To view the press release CLICK HERE.

April 17, 2020 - WATCH THE APRIL 17, 2020 COVID COMMUNITY UPDATE 

Representatives from St. John’s Health, Teton County Emergency Services, Teton County Health Department, the Jackson Town Council, the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Teton Board of County Commissioners will provide a COVID-19 community update.    CLICK HERE to watch the update.

April 16, 2020 - COVID19 RELATED INTERVIEWS WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Over the past few weeks, Jackson Hole Radio has been interviewing a number of different community leaders discussing our community response.   The interviews are all stored HERE.   Hear from a variety of representatives from Emergency Management, County Commissioners, Town Council, St. John’s Health, TC Public Health, JH Chamber of Commerce, TC School District, JH Airport, Victim Services, and many many more.

April 15, 2020 - TETON DISTRICT HEALTH ORDER #20-4 EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 30, 2020

Public Health Order #20-4 orders that all Residents of Teton County, Wyoming, including the City of Jackson, Wyoming shall limit gatherings to only individuals who are living in the same household, with certain exceptions as described below, in order to control the spread of COVID-19. CLICK HERE to see the order.

April 14, 2020 - COVID 19 Community Update Scheduled for Friday, April 17 at 3:00pm

On Friday, April 17, 2020 at 3:00pm representatives from the Jackson Town Council, Teton County Commissioners, TC Health Department, TC Emergency Management, St. John’s Health, as well as the Teton District Health Officer will meet to provide a situation update for our community.   This community update will be streamed live, online on the Town of Jackson’s website.  

April  10, 2020 - COVID 19 COMMUNITY UPDATE

On Friday, April 10, 2020 at 3:00pm representatives from the Jackson Town Council, Teton County Commissioners, TC Health Department, TC Emergency Management, St. John’s Health, as well as the Teton District Health Officer met to provide a situation update for our community.  Click here to watch.

April 6, 2020 - GOVERNOR MARK GORDON ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER #6, INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF BEER AND WINE THAT RESTAURANT AND BAR & GRILL LICENSE HOLDERS MAY SELL WITH TO-GO ORDERS.

This new Executive Order 2020-6 from the Governor increases the amount of beer and wine the restaurants and bar & grill license holders may sell with their to-go orders. Conditions of sale are listed in the order.  Executive Order can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

Order 2020-5, Mar 30                     Order 2020-6, Apr 3
Beer     48 ounces                                72 ounces
Wine     750 ml                                    1500 ml
Alcohol < 49% of total sale                  removed

April 4, 2020 - GOVERNOR MARK GORDON’S STATEWIDE DIRECTIVE FOR INDIVIDUALS ARRIVING IN WYOMING FROM ANOTHER STATE OR COUNTY TO SELF-QUARANTINE

This directive was issued by the Governor of Wyoming on April 3, 2020.   It can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.  Please note that this Directive is applicable for any individual coming or returning to Wyoming from another state or country for a NON-WORK-RELATED purpose.   CLICK HERE to see the press release issued by Teton County Health Department regarding the Governor’s Directive.   

April 2, 2020 - COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 3 AT 3:00PM

On Friday, April 3, 2020 at 3:00pm representatives from the Jackson Town Council, Teton County Commissioners, TC Health Department, TC Emergency Management, St. John’s Health, as well as the Teton District Health Officer will gather to provide an informative update for our community.

The meeting will be streamed live, online on the Town’s website.  You can watch the meeting by CLICKING HERE.    

April 2, 2020 - START BUS ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL REDUCTION IN SERVICE

Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, START Bus will implement additional service reductions, primarily impacting the Town Shuttle and Teton Village routes.  These reductions in public transit service are a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic.    CLICK HERE to learn more about current START Bus service levels.

March 31, 2020 - PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER #4 ISSUED 

Order requiring all people within Teton County, Wyoming, including the city of Jackson, to limit gatherings to only individuals within the same household, with exceptions.  Passed March 30, 2020.  CLICK HERE to see the public health order.  CLICK HERE to see the press release.

March 30 - COVID-19 FAQs

Please CLICK HERE to view a list of FAQs involving the COVID-19.

March 29, 2020 - TC DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICER ISSUES A STAY-AT-HOME RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL PEOPLE IN TETON COUNTY WY

Teton County District Health Officer, Dr. Travis Riddell issued two further health recommendations #5 and #6 for Teton County, Wyoming that mirrors the Town of Jackson’s Emergency Ordinance 1249.

March 28, 2020 - TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES EMERGENCY Stay-At-Home ORDINANCE 1249

Following the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus through confirmed community transmission, and thirteen positive cases in Teton County, Jackson’s Town Council passed a Stay-At-Home Ordinance for the Town of Jackson.  CLICK HERE to see the press release and the ordinance.

March 28, 2020 - PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER #20-3:   STAY AT HOME ORDER FOR OLDER ADULTS (OVER 65 YEARS OF AGE) AND PEOPLE WITH HIGH RISK MEDICAL CONDITIONS WITHIN TETON COUNTY, WYOMING INCLUDING THE CITY OF JACKSON.

CLICK HERE to view Teton Public Health Order 20-3.   

March 28, 2020 - LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW WITH MAYOR PETE MULDOON - AIRED ON SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020

Mayor Pete Muldoon was interviewed on KJAX (93.5 FM) on Saturday morning, March 28.   CLICK HERE to listen to the interview. 

March 27, 2020 - EMERGENCY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 27 AT 1:00 PM

This meeting will be streamed live, on-line on the Town of Jackson’s website:  https://www.jacksonwy.gov/290/Watch-a-Meeting-Online

Agenda for the emergency meeting is on the Town of Jackson’s website:  https://www.jacksonwy.gov/491/Agendas-Minutes


March 27, 2020 - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) COVID-19 & INTERVIEW WITH VICE MAYOR MORTON LEVINSON

Recently a Frequently Asked Question page was established on the JHCovid.com website.   Click here to see the FAQs.
Vice Mayor Hailey Morton Levinson stopped by the KMTN (93.5 FM) to provide a community update on the COVID-19 situation in Jackson.   CLICK HERE to the listen to the interview.

March 27, 2020 - EMERGENCY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 27 AT 5:00 PM

This meeting will be streamed live, on-line on the Town of Jackson’s website:  https://www.jacksonwy.gov/290/Watch-a-Meeting-Online

Agenda for the emergency meeting is on the Town of Jackson’s website:  https://www.jacksonwy.gov/491/Agendas-Minutes

March 27, 2020 - COMMUNITY UPDATE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY MARCH 27 AT 3:00PM

Representatives from St. John’s Health, Teton County Emergency Services, Teton County Health Department, the Jackson Town Council, and the Teton Board of County Commissioners will provide a COVID-19 community update on Friday, March 27 at 3:00 pm.  CLICK HERE to watch this update.

March 27, 2020 - START BUS REDUCES COMMUTER SERVICE

Beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020, START Bus will be reducing commuter service for Teton Valley, Idaho and Star Valley, Wyoming moving from 4 round-trips per day to 3 round-trips per day.  To read this full press release please CLICK HERE.

March 24, 2020 - TC HEALTH OFFICIALS NOTIFIED OF COMMUNITY SPREAD.  TETON COUNTY  COVID-19 CASE COUNT NOW FIVE (5)

Teton County Health Officials have been notified of community spread. Teton County COVID-19 case count is now five (5). Please CLICK HERE to view the press release.

March 24, 2020 - COMMUNITY INFORMATION WEBSITE LAUNCHED IN SPANISH:  JHCovidEspanol.com

The four-organization partnership made up of Emergency Services, Teton County’s Health Department, St. John’s Health, and the Town of Jackson announced a Spanish version of the JHCOVID.com website .

March 23, 2020 - RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE TETON DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICER

Today the Teton District Health Officer Dr. Travis Riddell provided recommendations on ways community members can help decrease the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Teton County.  It should be noted that these recommendations are not Public Health Orders but are strongly encouraged to further protect our community.    CLICK HERE to view the Official Recommendations.  CLICK HERE to view an overview summary of the recommendations.   

March 23, 2020 - LETTER FROM TETON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND TOWN COUNCIL TO GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK AND BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST

A letter authored by the Town Council and County Commissioners expressing concerns regarding the operation of these three public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.  To view the letters sent to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest please CLICK HERE.  

March 23, 2020 - HOW TO ACCESS TETON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SERVICES DURING PUBLIC CLOSURES

With the Teton County Board of County Commissioner’s vote on Friday to restrict public access at all County Buildings effective Monday, March 23,2020 through April 3rd, 2020, Teton County Health Department wants to let the community know how they can still access our services.  Our staff will still be available to serve the public through alternative methods Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.   See the full document by CLICKING HERE.  To view this document in Spanish, please CLICK HERE.

March 23, 2020 - PUBLIC COMMENT AT TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS WITH COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town has added options to its online public meeting tools, including tools specifically for public participation.    There has been coordinated preparation efforts taking place in multiple organizations throughout the county.  Due to recommended social distancing practices the public is encouraged to view the meeting online and to participate remotely.  CLICK HERE to learn about the various methods of submitting public comment for public Town Council meetings.  

March 20, 2020 - PUBLIC IS WARNED OF SCAMS RELATED TO COVID-19

The Teton County and Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is warning the public to be aware of COVID-19 scams.  CLICK HERE to learn about  ways to keep yourself safe from scammers during this time.

March 20, 2020 -  STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC HEATH ORDERS 

CLICK HERE to learn about the current statewide and local Public Health Orders (and Exemption) to date.

March 20, 2020 - JHCOVID.COM WEBSITE LAUNCHED AND COMMUNITY UPDATE

A four-organization partnership made up of Emergency Services, Teton County’s Health Department, St. John’s Health, and the Town of Jackson announced a new website today, which aggregates information and resources highlighting our community’s response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  The webpage can be viewed at www.jhcovid.com and is a single location for finding high-level information and links to partner sites with specialties in various areas.  Click to see the press release in English and Spanish.

March 19, 2020 - COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE SCHEDULED

On Friday, March 20, 2020 at 3:00PM, representatives from St. John’s Health, Teton County Emergency Services, Teton County Health, the Jackson Town Council and the Teton Board of County Commissioners will provide a COVID-19 community update.   This community update will be streamed live, online on the Town of Jackson’s website, www.jacksonwy.gov.  Once on the Town’s homepage the meeting can be viewed by clicking the “Watch a Meeting” icon.  

This update will enable our community to hear from local experts about the current situation, mitigation measures in place, resources currently available, and actions that we as individuals can take to help keep ourselves, our loved ones and this entire valley safe and healthy.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL RELEASE.

March 19, 2020 - HEALTH OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE TETON COUNTY WYOMING COVID-19 CASE.

In light of the first COVID-19 diagnosis in Teton County, WY, public officials from the Teton County Health Department, St. John’s Health, and other agencies are emphasizing the importance of continued community mitigation measures to manage the severity and duration of this illness in Teton County.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL RELEASE.

March 18, 2020 - A HEALTH ADVISORY VIDEO.  AN INTERVIEW WITH MAYOR MULDOON.  

Teton County Public Health Officer, Dr. Travis Riddell provides a Health Advisory message for our community.    This interview was released on Wednesday, March, 18, 2020
CLICK HERE to watch a short, but informative Health Advisory Video from Dr. Travis Riddell, TC Public Health Officer 

Jackson Mayor Pete Muldoon provides an update on the COVID-19 situation and our community’s coordinated mitigation response to the coronavirus.  This interview was aired KMTN (96.9 FM) on Tuesday, March, 17, 2020.   CLICK HERE to listen to Jackson Mayor Pete Muldoon’s Interview on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 

Teton County Health Response Coordinator Rachael Wheeler has an interview with Scott Anderson on KMTN discussion what we can do in this community regarding COVID-19.   What are proactive measures and what are some of our resources?  CLICK HERE to listen to Teton County Public Health Response Coordinator, Rachael Wheeler on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 

March 17, 2020 - EMERGENCY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS 

Following guidance issued by the President of the United States, entitled “Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread,” Teton County’s Health Officer, Travis Riddell issued a Public Health Order to require the closure of a variety of establishments within Teton County, including establishments within the Town of Jackson, in order to slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Teton County recognizes the predicament that today’s Public Health Order puts on many of our beloved businesses during an already difficult time. As a result, the enforcement of the order will not begin until Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in order to give our community time to adjust.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER #20-2 and PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER #20-1B

March 16, 2020 - WATCH SPECIAL JOINT INFORMATION MEETING AND SPECIAL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MARCH 16, 2020.

The Jackson Town Council and Teton Board of County Commissioners met at 12:30pm to discuss response measures to COVID-19.  CLICK HERE to watch this special Joint Information Meeting.  
The Jackson Town Council held a Special Town Council Meeting following the Joint Information Meeting.   CLICK HERE to watch the Special Town Council Meeting.  

March 16, 2020 - TETON COUNTY COVID-19 NIXLE SITE ESTABLISHED

To sign up for COVID-19 Nixle updates for Teton County please text TC_COVID to 888777

March 16, 2020 - TETON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S DEDICATED CORONA VIRUS PAGE FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL INFORMATION.

The Teton County Health Department and St John’s Health are actively monitoring an outbreak of a disease called COVID-19 that is occurring around the world and in other parts of the United States.
CLICK HERE to view this website or visit www.tetoncountywy.gov/coronavirus

March 16, 2020 - JACKSON / TETON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION ANNOUNCES MITIGATION PLANS:  COMMUNITY PUBLIC SERVICES, PROGRAMS, FACILITIES and EVENTS.  

Please CLICK HERE to learn actions to be taken by Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department effective Monday, March 16, 2020, for a minimum term through April 26, 2020 (note:  further service level reductions may occur as deemed necessary for public health and safety) 

March 15, 2020 - WATCH COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETINGS TO DISCUSS START SERVICES & CONSIDER EMERGENCY DECLARATION

On Monday, March 16 the Town Council and the Teton County Board of County Commissioners will meet at 12:30pm in a Special Joint Information session to discuss START services.   At 1:00pm the Town Council will meet to consider an emergency declaration to assist the Town of Jackson organization with emergency measures moving forward.  Both meetings will be streamed live, online and will be archived on the Town of Jackson’s website.   To view the meetings CLICK HERE.  

March 14, 2020 - TOWN COUNCIL PASSES EMERGENCY ORDINANCE LIMITING LARGE GATHERINGS

A Special Town Council Meeting was held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, to consider further local government measures to reduce the likelihood of community transmission of the COVID-19 virus. During this meeting the Town Council unanimously approved Emergency Ordinance 1247, which limits the size of community gatherings in an effort to preserve and protect the health, safety, and welfare of community members and visitors.  

The complete press release and ordinance is available by CLICKING HERE.

March 12, 2020 - JOINT INFORMATION MEETING - COMMUNITY RESPONSE & PREPAREDNESS

Town Council and County Commissioners received updates from representatives from the Teton County Health Department, St. John’s Health, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, Jackson Police, the Teton County School District and Teton County Emergency Management. Public comment was provided by representatives of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Snow King Mountain Resort, the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board, as well as various businesses and community members.

Please CLICK HERE to watch the meeting. This recording of this meeting is archived on the Town of Jackson’s website.Meeting march12

ST. JOHN’S HEALTH INFORMATION - PHONE EVALUATION INFORMATION

Beginning Wednesday, March 11, St. John’s Health is asking that individuals with fever, cough, or influenza-like illness, regardless of travel history, call 307-739-4898, option 3, for a phone evaluation. To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community, you should NOT visit to St. John’s Health clinics or hospital unless directed in the phone evaluation to do so. Health professionals on the call-line can discuss your symptoms with you and address many concerns over the phone to determine if self-care at home, medical attention, or testing, is warranted. You should also call the St.John’s Health COVID-19 line for a phone evaluation if you have had close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have traveled within the last 14 days to a country with widespread sustained transmission. The call-line will be staffed Monday–Friday, 8:30 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday–Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

CLICK HERE to visit the St. John’s Health dedicated corona virus website.  

TETON COUNTY COVID-19 HOTLINE

The Teton County Health Department activated a Hotline for members of the public to access information on COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. The automated system is operational 24-hours a day and will provide callers with local updates, steps to prevent the spread of the disease, and what to do if individuals have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms.
TC Health Department COVID-19 Hotline:  1-307-732-8628

TETON  COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATE

At the Joint Information Meeting (JIM) on Monday, March 2nd, Jodi Pond, the Director of Health at the TC Health Department, along with Dr. Paul Beaupre, CEO of St. John’s Health, addressed the Town Council and County Commissioners - providing the elects with an update on the topic. . The JIM meeting can be viewed on the Town of Jackson’s website which can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

MESSAGE FROM MAYOR PETE MULDOON

As most of you likely know, there is a global outbreak of a virus called COVID-19. The Town of Jackson is taking many steps to ensure a strategic response to the virus if it arrives in Wyoming. Currently, there have been no reported cases in Wyoming and the immediate risk to Town residents from the disease remains low. However, it is becoming increasingly likely that COVID-19 will eventually spread to Wyoming. The Town is working with the Health Department, Wyoming Department of Health, St. John’s Health, and many other local partners throughout the county to prepare for possible cases. Led by the Health Department, this group of agencies is prepared with the county-wide Incident Command System to ensure effective communication and coordination should the virus arrive in our area.

Most of us do all we can to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy. As we watch COVID-19 spreading across the globe, we are worried about our families and our community. This virus is revealing the interconnectedness of our world. It shows, conclusively, that our health and well-being is intimately bound to the health and well-being of our entire community. Our fates are intertwined and we need to work together to protect the most vulnerable members of our community. Now is the time for action.

It is our responsibility to come together to protect the lives of those around us by limiting the spread of this disease as much as possible. As individuals, we can wash our hands and check in on our neighbors. We can stay home from work and public places when we feel sick. As a collective, we can make sure that Town and County agencies are as prepared as possible and are making appropriate decisions about large gatherings that are scheduled to occur. With this in mind, the Town and County have scheduled a special Joint Information Meeting to discuss the COVID-19 Virus and potential implications to large community events in the Town of Jackson and Teton County.

TETON COUNTY PRESS RELEASES

PERSONAL PROTECTION MEASURES

Individuals can take the following steps to help prevent the spread of the disease: 

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. 

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 

• Frequently clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs. A list of COVID19-fighting products can be found HERE 

• Avoid close contact with sick people. 

• If you are sick, limit contact with others as much as possible. 

• Stay home if you are sick. 

• Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. 

• Prepare your household with an emergency plan and supplies. Guidance can be found HERE

• To prevent influenza and possible unnecessary evaluation for COVID-19, all persons aged six months or older should receive an annual influenza vaccine if they have not done so already.

SPRING BREAK TRAVEL INFORMATION 

With spring break approaching, residents should pay close attention to special travel recommendations from CDC, which can be found HERE


CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL CURRENT INFORMATION

With additional concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there are practices that we all must take to prevent the spread of any flu-like illness. The CDC has a lot of great resources, including both personal practices that everyone should take to prevent the spread, as well as practices that businesses should take. Share these resources with your friends, family and at your workplace. Please take a look at these resources.


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