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.
The two current Teton County Public Health Recommendations revoked after May 8 include:
• Teton County Recommendation #6, which asks that residents who travel outside a designated region for reasons other than essential activities, or any visitors to Teton County, should self-quarantine for 14 days. The geographic region described includes Teton County, ID and Bonneville County, ID where many people employed within Teton County reside.
• Teton County Recommendation #4, which encourages persons considering visiting Teton County, WY should remain home, and non-resident homeowners are strongly encouraged to leave or to not travel to Teton County, WY.
Teton County Health Department would like to remind residents that even though the Statewide Directive and County Public Health Recommendations have been revoked, residents should still limit their travel and self-monitor their symptoms for 14 days upon arrival back to the State.
Teton County Public Health Recommendation #7 will remain in place, asking all people in Teton County to wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures may be difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and crowded outdoor spaces like sidewalks and work places. To see a full list of the public health orders and recommendations still in place please click here.
The Teton County Health Department released a Roadmap to Recovery Plan earlier this week, containing additional public health guidance for the general public, high-risk individuals, businesses, and organizations. The guidance includes physical distancing and hygiene measures that residents and visitors should continue to follow as the landscape of COVID-19 shifts and changes throughout the foreseeable future in Teton County. The plan also contains a color-coded level of risk identifying the current conditions.
Changes to health orders and recommendations will continue to be posted on the jhcovid.com and Teton County Health Department web sites as well as other information and updates.