Town Extends Health Order and Continues Virtual Meetings
August 31 – At a Special Meeting the Town Council voted unanimously to extend local Health Officer Travis Riddell’s Health Order requiring face coverings while the Town and County are in the red or orange risk levels as determined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Dr. Riddell put this Order in effect on August 26, and with recent changes to state statute, it would have been in effect ten days, until September 4, if Town Council had not voted to extend it within Town limits.
Council approved the extension of Teton County Health Order #21-05 through the date requested by Dr. Riddell, December 31, continuing the requirement for face coverings within Town limits while our area is in either the red or orange risk level for COVID-19. Mayor Morton Levinson expressed support for the motion to extend the Health Order with the three other Council Members present and shared that she sees it as a “Practical way to keep life going with the virus so present in our community.”
The Town Council will also continue virtual meetings through September and revisit this policy to not hold meetings in-person each month. Public comment and participation are still welcome. Community members can always comment through the Zoom platform, watch meetings through the Town’s website, and share perspective via email.
This Wednesday at 12:00pm, the Mayor and Chair of the County Commission will join the local Health Officer and representatives from St. John’s Health and the Health Department for a COVID-19 update. The update will be streamed live on the Town’s website, which can be accessed at jacksonwy.gov by clicking the “Watch a Meeting” icon, will be aired live on both KHOL (89.1 FM) and KMTN (96.9 FM), and archived on jhcovid.com and the Town’s website.