March 28, 2020, Jackson, WY - Following the spread of COVID-19 through confirmed community transmission, and the increase of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 in Teton County to thirteen (13), Jackson’s Town Council will hold a meeting to consider an emergency ordinance that would enact additional mitigation measures in order to slow the potential spread of COVID19 in the community.
Discussing a possible ordinance today, Town Council agreed that they want to do what is best for the entire community, to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our valley and to “flatten the curve.”
Vice Mayor Hailey Morton-Levinson noted, “We are trying to take more action now to hopefully prevent a prolonged response down the road.” The Town and County are working closely with the Department of Health and St. John’s Health to take measures that slow the spread of the disease.
Even with this emphasis, Mayor Pete Muldoon shared, “We ask you to take this very seriously, and to consider the impacts of your decisions very seriously. Now is not the time to panic, or to spread rumors. It’s time for us each to help our community and its most vulnerable by doing the right thing.”
The meeting to consider this ordinance will take place Saturday, March 28 at 1:00pm in the Council’s Chambers. A staff report and the draft ordinance is available at www.jacksonwy.gov. Public comment can be sent to email@example.com.
Due to recommended social distancing practices the public is encouraged to view the meeting online. The meeting will be streamed on the Town of Jackson’s website at: http://townofjackson.com/290/Watch-a-Meeting-Online.