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Posted on: March 24, 2020

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM TETON DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICER

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The Teton District Health Officer Dr. Travis Riddell provided recommendations on ways community members can help decrease the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Teton County.  It should be noted that these recommendations are not Public Health Orders but are strongly encouraged to further protect our community.     

The recommendations state that:

  • All individuals, regardless of age, currently within Teton County, Wyoming, stay at home, in their place of residence, or current place of abode (with exceptions)
  • Residents of Teton County, Wyoming who leave the geographic area of the State of Wyoming, Bonneville County, Idaho, and Teton County, Idaho and any visitors that visit Teton County, Wyoming, including the Town of Jackson, from that another geographic area outside of Teton County, WY should limit movement and gathering with other individuals who are not their immediate family upon their return to Teton County, Wyoming. Persons should only leave their residences only to perform any of the following determined to be Essential Activities as defined below for a period of self-quarantine lasting at least fourteen (14) days or self-isolation until any fever or respiratory illness has resolved and they have returned to normal health for at least three (3)days, whichever is longer. 
  • Adults, older than 65-years-of-age, and those with high risk medical conditions, stay at home, except for essential activities.  
  • Individuals who are currently visiting Teton County, Wyoming, should return to their primary residence
  • Residents who leave the immediate regional area for any period of time, should upon their return make a safe choice for others and stay home for fourteen days after.  
  • Visitors who are considering a trip to Teton County, Wyoming, are discouraged from traveling to Teton County, Wyoming, during this pandemic. 

Please note that the recommendations are voluntary and are not orders and are also not enforceable under the law. Please do not call law enforcement or dispatch regarding individuals who are not following these recommendations.  It’s your choice to follow these recommendations. 

To view the complete wording of each recommendation please CLICK HERE (for recommendations 1 - 4) and CLICK HERE  (for recommendations 5-6)

The following is a summary of the four recommendations described in greater detail by a document released by Teton County Health Officer, Dr. Travis Riddell: 

Recommendation No. 1 

WHO IT AFFECTS:   

Adults over the age of 65
Individuals living in a nursing home or long-term care facility  
Those who live with an older adult or a person with high risk medical conditions  
Individuals with high risk medical conditions include those with:  
*Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma  
*Heart disease with complications  
*Immunocompromised including cancer treatment  
*Deemed at risk by medical provider  

WHAT IS RECOMMENDED:    

Limit gathering with other individuals who are not immediate family.  Stay at  home except to perform essential activities.   

WHAT ARE CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES:    

Performing tasks essential to health and safety  
Obtaining medical supplies, medicine or visiting a health care professional  
Obtaining groceries  
Engaging in outdoor activity while practicing physical distancing (6 feet apart)    
Performing essential work duties  
Caring for a family member or pet 


RECOMMENDATION No. 2 

 WHO IT AFFECTS:   

Adults over the age of 65  
Individuals who live in a nursing home or long-care facility  
Those with high-risk medical conditions  
Those who live with an older adult or person with a high-risk medical condition  
Those who travel outside the immediate regional area 

IMMEDIATE REGIONAL AREA INCLUDES:    

Teton County, WY;    
Sublette County, WY;    
Lincoln County, WY;    
Fremont County, WY;    
Bonneville County, ID; and    
Teton County, ID 

WHAT IS RECOMMENDED:    

Travel limited to:  
*Access essential activities  
*Care for elderly, minors, dependents or other vulnerable persons  
*Return to primary residence  
*Travel required by law enforcement or court order  
*Travel for non-residents to return to their home  

Examples of acceptable, limited travel:    
Travel to a park to go for a walk    
Travel to/from doctor’s appointment 


 Recommendation No. 3 

WHO IT AFFECTS:    

All residents of Teton County who travel outside the immediate regional area  

IMMEDIATE REGIONAL AREA INCLUDES:    

Teton County, WY;    
Sublette County, WY;    
Lincoln County, WY;    
Fremont County, WY;    
Bonneville County, ID; and    
Teton County, ID 

WHAT IS RECOMMENDED:    

Residents who leave the immediate regional area and then return to Teton County, Wyoming, should stay at home, except to perform essential activities, for at least 14 days. 

Examples of a 14-day shelter-in-home recommendation after returning from travel outside of the immediate regional area include:  

*Residents who travel to Salt Lake City, to go shopping.  It is recommended that you stay at home for 14 days following your return;  

*Residents who travel to Florida for spring break.  It is recommended that you should stay at home for 14 days. 

 

RECOMMENDATION No. 4

WHO IT AFFECTS:    

Visitors and those considering visiting Teton County, Wyoming, as well as non- resident homeowners. 

WHAT IS RECOMMENDED:   

Visitors to Teton County, Wyoming, are asked to return home immediately    by the fastest and safest available means. Those considering visiting, should    stay home. Non-resident homeowners are strongly encouraged to return to their primary residences.  


RECOMMENDATION No. 5

WHO IT AFFECTS

All individuals, regardless of age, currently within Teton County

WHAT IS RECOMMENDED

All individuals, regardless of age, currently within Teton County stay at home, in their place of residence, or current place of abode.

Except when outdoor spaces...then they should at all times maintain physical distancing.   Individuals experiencing homelessness are strongly urged to obtain shelter that meets Physical Distancing Requirements.  Individuals whose residences are unsafe or become unsafe, such as victims of domestic violence, are urged to leave their homes and stay at a safe alternative location. 


RECOMMENDATION No. 6

WHO IT AFFECTS

Residents of Teton County, Wyoming who leave the geographic area of the State of Wyoming, Bonneville County, Idaho, and Teton County, Idaho.

Any visitors that visit Teton County, Wyoming, including the Town of Jackson, from that another geographic area outside of Teton County, WY

WHAT IS RECOMMENDED

Anyone in these groups above should limit movement and gathering with other individuals who are not their immediate family upon their return to Teton County, Wyoming. Persons should only leave their residences only to perform any of the following determined to be Essential Activities as defined below for a period of self-quarantine lasting at least fourteen (14) days or self-isolation until any fever or respiratory illness has resolved and they have returned to normal health for at least three (3)days, whichever is longer. 


The State and Teton District Health Officer as well as the Jackson Town Council  have issued several public health orders, and an emergency ordinance,  which are enforced under Wyoming law and can result in criminal charges if not followed: 

To view the Public Health Orders click on the links below.

TOWN OF JACKSON EMERGENCY ORDINANCE 1249
An emergency ordinance for all within the Town of Jackson to Stay-At-Home to help limit the spread of COVID-19; and other restrictions within the Town of Jackson, Wyoming.  Passed March 28, 2020.

TETON DISTRICT PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER #20-3
Stay at home order for older adults (over 65 years of age) and people with high risk medical conditions within Teton County, Wyoming, including the City of Jackson, Wyoming.  Passed March 28, 2020.  

TETON DISTRICT PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER #20-2
Order closing certain public places; and placing restrictions on restaurants within Teton County, Wyoming, including the City of Jackson, Wyoming.  Passed March 17, 2020.

TETON DISTRICT PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER #20-1
Order forbidding large gatherings over 50 people within Teton County, Wyoming, including the City of Jackson, Wyoming.  Passed March 17, 2020.

TETON DISTRICT PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER EXCEPTION ORDER #1
To Snow King Mountain Resort to permit personal uphill recreation at Snow King Mountain Resort.  Passed March, 19, 2020.

TETON DISTRICT PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS #1, #2, #3, and #4
Recommendation #1:   It is recommended that older adults (over the age of 65 years old), people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, people with High Risk Medical Conditions, and those that live with an older adult or a person with high risk medical conditions in Teton County, Wyoming, including the City of Jackson, Wyoming,  should limit their movement and gathering with other individuals who are not their immediate family.  Recommendation published March 24, 2020.

Recommendation #2:  That older adults (over the age of 65 years old,) people who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility, people with High Risk Medical Conditions, those that live with an older adult or a person with a high-risk medical condition, and those who travel outside the Immediate Regional Area should limit their travel to Essential Travel.  Recommendation published March 24, 2020.

Recommendation #3:  That residents of Teton County, Wyoming who leave the Immediate Regional Area and then return to Teton County, Wyoming should limit their movement and gathering with other individuals who are not their immediate family.  Persons should only leave their residences to perform any of the following determined to be Essential Activities as defined above for a period of selfisolation lasting at least 14 days or until any fever or respiratory illness has resolved with return to normal health for at least 3 days, whichever is longer.  Recommendation published March 24, 2020.

Recommendation #4:  That visitors to Teton County, Wyoming are requested to return home immediately upon the issuance of this Recommendation by the fastest and safest available means, and persons considering visiting Teton County, Wyoming should remain home.  Non-resident homeowners are strongly encouraged to leave or to not travel to Teton County, Wyoming. Recommendation published March 24, 2020.

TETON DISTRICT PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS #5 and #6
Recommendation #5:  It is recommended that all individuals, regardless of age, currently within Teton County, Wyoming, stay at home, in their place of residence, or current place of abode (with exceptions).  Recommendation published March 29, 2020.

Recommendation #6:  It is recommended that residents of Teton County, Wyoming who leave the geographic area of the State of Wyoming, Bonneville County, Idaho, and Teton County, Idaho and any visitors that visit Teton County, Wyoming, including the Town of Jackson, from that another geographic area outside of Teton County, WY should limit movement and gathering with other individuals who are not their immediate family upon their return to Teton County, Wyoming.   Recommendation published March 29, 2020.

STATEWIDE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER #1
Statewide public health order closing bars, restaurants, theaters, gymnasiums, child care facilities, K-12 schools, colleges, universities and trade schools statewide.  Passed March 19, 2020.

STATEWIDE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER #2
Statewide public health order forbidding gatherings of ten (10) people or more.  Passed March 20, 2019.  

STATEWIDE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER #3
Statewide public health order for the temporary closure of nail salons, hair salons, barber shops, massage parlors, tattoo, body art and piercing shops, and cosmetology, electrology, and esthetic services.  Passed March 28, 2020



 

 

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