Town Response to Rise in COVID Cases
Thursday, July 29 -As the number of COVID-19 cases in Teton County continues to steadily climb, the Town of Jackson is responding to respect and protect our employees and customers. Currently, approximately one in every four positive COVID cases is a ‘breakthrough’ case where fully vaccinated individuals test positive. This does not mean vaccinations are not effective as vaccinated individuals contracting COVID have less-severe cases. It does mean that the Delta variant, which is present in Teton County, necessitates more precaution.
As of today, Thursday, July 29 at 8:00am the Town has reinstated a requirement for masks to be worn by Town employees while at work inside and by customers entering Town facilities. As during past phases of response, employees in offices working individually do not need to wear masks, but must wear them in hallways, corridors, bathrooms, and all public indoor spaces.
In the future, this may also affect Town Council meetings, which may shift back to being entirely virtual. The Town will communicate about that specifically should such changes be implemented.
The Town of Jackson is grateful to our health experts and glad to follow local recommendations and updated guidance put out by the CDC earlier this week. This new guidance recommends wearing masks inside public indoor settings in areas of the country with high transmission rates including the Town of Jackson. The Town will continue to monitor the situation and communicate to the community should its response change.