Health Recommendation 11 to gather in household groups only has been extended. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton District Health Officer, Travis Riddell, MD, MPH, has signed a continuation of Recommendation #11 to gather in household groups only.

The recommendation is in effect through February 14, 2021. Dr. Riddell recommends community members gather only with their household groups (i.e., people who live together at the same residence). For clarification, people should continue to go to work and to school, but should not gather outside of household groups that occur outside of work or school according to the recommendation.

COVID-19 case numbers remain high in Teton County, WY. In the past two weeks, there have been over 470 new cases. The number of patients with COVID-19 in the hospital remains elevated and over 9% of tests taken in the past two weeks were positive. These metrics keep Teton County in the Purple (Critical) Risk Level at this time.

Recommendations from the Teton District Health Officer are issued solely as guidance to best protect the community. Dr. Riddell and the Teton County Health Department are asking for everyone’s participation in improving our COVID-19 situation in Teton County by following this recommendation.

To read the entire recommendation, as well as the full text of all health orders currently in place for Teton County, WY, please click here.

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Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.