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Posted on: October 30, 2020


Corona Virus

Teton District Health Officer Extends Public Health Order #20-9:  Order requiring individuals within Teton County, Wyoming to wear face coverings in certain places, with exceptions.   This Public Health Order has been extended through January 4, 2021.  To see the Public Health Order, please CLICK HERE.

Teton County Health Department will continue to monitor all COVID-19 metrics and issue recommendations according to the current community risk level.  

Teton District Health Officer Travis Riddell, MD, MPH, stated “We are asking that all community members wear a mask at all times in public settings, stay home when sick (even with mild symptoms), maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others, and frequently wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer when handwashing is not available.  These four preventative measures can help decrease the risk of exposure to COVID-19.”

To decrease community spread of COVID-19 in Teton County, the Teton District Health Officer is urging the public to take all the precautions that are described below. 

1.      Do not attend large gatherings and keep group sizes small.

2.      Avoid indoor, crowded spaces.

3.      Phone and video chats are encouraged in place of in-person meetings. 

4.      Limit travel as much as possible, and when traveling limit contact with others in public spaces.  Monitor symptoms for changes in health upon return.

5.      Follow strict physical distancing measures:

a.      Always maintain a 6-foot distance from other individuals when in public.

b.      Wear a face covering in public. 

c.       Refrain from shaking hands with other individuals. 

d.      Do not visit friends or family without urgent need. 

e.      Do not attend non-essential gatherings. 

6.      Follow strict hygiene standards including: 

a.      Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible. 

b.      Use hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol) when soap and water are not available. 

c.       Regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces (buttons, door handles, counters, etc.) 

d.      Stay home when sick, even with mild symptoms. 

7.      Avoid visits to nursing homes and other residential care facilities.

8.      Avoid physical interactions with high-risk individuals as much as possible.

9.      Keep group sizes small for in-person playdates or similar activities.

10.  All symptomatic children should stay home. 

11.  Decrease your shopping or errand frequency.  Contactless, curbside, delivery, takeout, and virtual services are strongly encouraged. 


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