Teton County is back in High for COVID-19. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County Health Department (TCHD) announced this afternoon that the county has moved back into the High Community Level for COVID-19 and is recommending mask-wearing in public indoor locations.

The increase from the Medium Community Level is a result of new hospital admissions and an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population over the last 7 days. 

As of June 23, the county has averaged 19.3 cases per day for the past seven days for a total of 135 cases reported. For the last 14 days, 19.3% of the tests taken at the Curative sites have received a positive result. Since June 18, St. John’s Health has admitted five patients with COVID-19.        

Recommendations from the CDC during High Community Level include staying home when sick, testing for COVID-19, wearing a mask in public indoor settings, increasing ventilation, and following other recommended precautions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to family, friends, coworkers or neighbors.

“Individuals should stay home when they are sick and test. Testing is the only way to ensure you do not have COVID-19,” says TCHD.

In partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health, Curative and the Teton County Health Department, all residents, workers and visitors in Teton County, WY, can receive a no-cost, shallow nasal, COVID-19 test. Please visit www.curative.com to view hours of operation, testing locations and to book an appointment. 

To book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, visit www.tetoncountywy.gov/covidvax or call our COVID-19 hotline at 307-732-8628.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and need assistance, please contact our COVID-19 hotline at 307-732-8628.

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.