Teton County goes into Green COVID-19 risk level


Officials at the Teton County Health Department announced Wednesday that the COVID-19 risk level has moved down Green or New Normal. The drop from the Yellow risk label is because the total number of new cases is low as are cases being attributed to community spread.

As of May 11th, Teton County has averaged 2.14 new cases per day for the past seven days.  There have been 30 new cases in the past two weeks, a 29% decrease from the previous two-week period.

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.  Though our local mask order was rescinded on May 7, 2021, we encourage community members to follow the CDC’s guidance on when to wear masks.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.”

The Health Department is reminding residents to follow guidance that comes with the Green risk level including wearing masks in crowded spaces and staying home when sick.  To read about the recommended preventative measures and the CDC’s guidance on when to wear masks click here.

As of May 10, 2021 55.71% of Teton County’s population was fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Getting vaccinated will continue to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  At this time anyone 16 years of age or older can book a COVID vaccine appointment.  Walk-ins are also welcome when the clinic is operating.  To view all available appointments, walk-in hours, and the days clinic is open please visit, www.tetoncountywy.gov/covidvax.

The Community COVID Update meeting is scheduled for Friday at noon and will be aired live on KMTN and KMTN.LIVE

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