Based on 860 responses to a survey conducted by the Town of Jackson and Teton County, the vast majority of respondents said they’re not only interested in information about COVID-19 but are even more interested in local information on the coronavirus, as opposed to state and national updates.

Eighty-six percent of respondents said they are interested in the information, while 88% said they prefer local — Jackson and Teton County — information over state and national.

Meanwhile, 835 people said they seek COVID-19 information either daily (476) or at least weekly (259).

The sources people turned to for their information varied, but “online news sources” and “newspapers” led the way, with 93.4% saying they either “always” or “sometimes” turned to online news sources, and 85.5% saying they always or sometimes looked to newspapers. Local websites, such as the county health department or St. John’s Health, came in third at 82.2%.

While only 54% of respondents said they’ve watched or listened to the Town of Jackson’s weekly Community COVID-19 Update, 74% of those who have said they find the updates “very helpful.”

Asked what one improvement people would like to see to the COVID-19 updates, the latest respondent wrote: “I don’t know. ... I think you’re all doing a great job, thank you for trying to keep our community safe.”

Contact Tim Woods at 732-5911 or

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