Teton County Health Department is announcing that Teton County, WY has moved up into the Orange (Moderate) Risk Level for COVID-19. This increase from the Yellow (Low) Risk Level is primarily due to an increase in local COVID-19 cases.
Between March 4, 2021 and March 10, 2021 Teton County detected 44 new cases. This is a 52% increase from the previous 7-day period, representing an abrupt reversal of the downward trend seen in Teton County in recent weeks. The move back up into the Orange (Moderate) Risk Level is a good reminder that, despite recent progress with vaccinations and case numbers, COVID-19 remains prevalent in our community.
The Teton County Health Department would like to remind community members about the recommendations that come with the Orange (Moderate) Risk Level. These include avoiding large gatherings, avoiding crowded spaces, limiting your contact with high-risk individuals, and more.
Please continue to wear masks, maintain at least six feet of distance, stay home when sick and wash your hands frequently. Read about the Orange (Moderate) Risk Level and the accompanying recommended preventative measures here: https://www.tetoncountywy.gov/2171/Teton-County-Metrics.
Teton County, WY, remains under three Statewide Health Orders through March 15, 2021. The full text of those orders, as well as additional policies and guidance, can be found by clicking here: https://www.tetoncountywy.gov/2064/Current-Health-Orders-and-Guidance