Masks now required in town facilities and Grand Teton National Park buildings

JACKSON, Wyo. — As the number of COVID-19 cases in Teton County continues to steadily climb, the Town of Jackson (TOJ) and Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) are responding accordingly.

Effective yesterday, GTNP will require all individuals to wear a mask inside park buildings regardless of vaccination status.

“Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors to Grand Teton National Park, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings,” said GTNP. 

Additionally, as of today, the Town of Jackson has reinstated a requirement for masks to be worn by Town employees while at work inside and by customers entering Town facilities.

The Town explained that individuals working alone in offices do not need to wear masks, but must wear them in hallways, corridors, bathrooms, and all public indoor spaces.

“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,” said TOJ in a release today.

“It does mean that the Delta variant, which is present in Teton County, necessitates more precaution.”

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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