START Bus

Masked riders board the START Bus at Teton Village on Friday en route to Jackson.

A fourth person has been identified by the Teton County Health Department as having ridden on multiple START buses during their infectious period prior to testing positive for COVID-19.

The person rode multiple buses from the Mike Yokel stop in Jackson to Teton Village and back on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 15 and 16, according to a press release from Town of Jackson public information officer Carl Pelletier.

The specific routes were the 9 a.m. bus from Mike Yokel to Teton Village on both days, and the 6:15 p.m. return bus from the Village to Mike Yokel, also on both Dec. 15 and 16.

During the prior two weeks, the health department learned of three other people who rode START buses during their infectious periods prior to testing positive for the coronavirus. A list of the routes they took can be found on the free coronavirus updates page at JHNewsAndGuide.com.

The prior public health advisories included two people who rode several START buses between Dec. 7 and 12, and another person who also rode multiple START routes between Dec. 13 and 17.

The health department requests that anyone who rode on any of the affected START routes for more than 15 minutes to monitor their symptoms for 14 days. This should include checking your temperature, and determining if you have developed a cough, any cold-like symptoms, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle aches, headache or loss of taste or smell.

Anyone experiencing such symptoms is urged to get tested for COVID-19 immediately, and contact their healthcare provider or call the St. John’s Medical Center hotline at 307-739-4898.

Contact Tim Woods at 732-5911 or town@jhnewsandguide.com.

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