TCHD recommends residents continue to wear face coverings as mask order ends

JACKSON, Wyo. — As of Friday, May 7, 2021, individuals in Teton County are no longer required to wear face masks in certain places.

However, the 26th continuation of Statewide Health Order 1 will remain in place through May 16, 2021, and requires mask usage while on K-12 school or college property.

With the mask order rescinded, Teton County Health Department (TCHD) reminds individuals that it is important to remember that many people in the community are still susceptible to COVID-19. This includes children younger than 16 years old, people who are immunocompromised, and those who are not yet fully vaccinated.

TCHD encourages community members to follow the CDC’s latest guidance on when to wear masks. It is recommended that even fully vaccinated individuals continue to wear masks when inside public places or in crowded outdoor settings, such as performances, parades, or sports events.

Local businesses, organizations, and event planners have been given the option to develop their own policies for their staff and customers, as long as accommodations can be made for those requiring exemptions.

To read the CDC’s guidance on public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people please click here.

To read all current health orders in place and to see the rescinded mask order please click here.

The COVID-19 vaccine will continue to be available in Teton County for anyone 16 and older. To book an appointment or to see when the clinic is open and accepting walk-ins please click here.

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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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