Teton County moves to COVID-19 green risk level

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Teton County Health Department announced today, May 12, that Teton County has moved down to green risk level for COVID-19.

The green level is the lowest level on the scale and the first time the Health Department has classified the County in this level since the scale was created in the Summer of 2020. The Health Department is calling it the “new normal risk level.”

In January, the Health Department created a new level on the scale, purple, or critical risk level to reflect the high number of cases and community spread occurring in the county at the time.

According to the Health Department, as of May 11, the County has averaged 2.14 cases per day in the past seven days. There have been 30 new cases in the past two weeks, a 29% decrease compared to the previous two weeks.

Health Department Director, Jodie Pond, MPH, said, “We are excited to announce this change in our risk level to the community. It has been a long journey and we thank our community members for continuing to wear masks and get the COVID-19 vaccine.”

As of May 10, about 55% of the Teton County population is fully vaccinated.

“Although our local mask order was rescinded on May 7, we encourage community members to follow the CDC’s guidance on when to wear masks. We hope that Teton County’s COVID-19 metrics continue to improve, but we know this may change as we begin to see an increase in summer visitors. The Health Department will continue to monitor our COVID risk level weekly and communicate any changes,” said Pond.

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