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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2020
Town Council Directs Staff to Draft Emergency Ordinance Requiring Individuals to Wear Face Masks
Town Council held an emergency meeting at 5:00pm and directed staff to draft an emergency ordinance requiring people to wear cloth face coverings in the Town of Jackson. Teton County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Travis Riddell, submitted a similar public health order to the state earlier this week, which would apply to all of Teton County, but has not received notice of whether the state health officer will sign it. County Health Orders must be approved and signed-off on by Wyoming’s state health officer.Councilman Jorgensen shared that, “The state is struggling with this just like we are and has been supportive in increasing our local infrastructure to manage infections with testing materials and contact tracing.”
Vice Mayor Morton Levinson made a motion to direct staff to draft an ordinance reflecting both the health order and the resolution the town passed earlier this week. Town Council will meet tomorrow, July 3 at 3:00pm to review and consider adopting the ordinance. Public comment will be taken at that time.The Mayor adjourned the meeting noting that, “We will see you tomorrow unless there is a signed state public health before then.”########