When Wyoming legislators convene today, they are expected to discuss a flurry of vaccine-related bills that Jackson’s representatives say are a waste of time and energy.
A Teton County commissioner who opposed the majority of the board’s decision to instate a mask mandate in Jackson Hole through December is now trying to lift it.
The number of Wyoming residents hospitalized for treatment of coronavirus on Thursday exceeded the peak seen in late November of 2020, according to state Health Department figures.
Town Councilor Jim Rooks wasn’t planning to share his recovery story, but he isn’t ashamed, and he wants the public to know what happened.
A new public relations consultant has served St. John’s Health since Karen Connelly, chief communications officer, went on a July trip to Africa.
Growing up in Jackson, Josh Frappart and Brock Carr suffered the loss of a childhood friend who died by suicide. They were also longtime friends of Nick Bochicchio, who owned Creekside Market and Deli and died by suicide in June.
This has been a tough summer for Jacksonites. COVID-19’s resurgence exacerbated the stresses of record tourism, while the housing crisis created a foreboding sense of insecurity, especially for vulnerable renters.
The man who has led Jackson’s hospital through staff departures and the latest COVID-19 surge is now being asked to continue steering St. John’s Health for up to an additional six months.
The deaths of another 45 Wyoming residents have been linked to coronavirus, boosting the number of state deaths tied to the virus since it was first detected in Wyoming over 1,000.
With the delta variant driving up infections in a tourist-saturated Jackson Hole, and school set to start in a few weeks, community health leaders are putting their heads together to keep the populace safe.
The Wyoming Department of Health has released guidance for who should think about receiving a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, following the federal's government's recommendation that immunocompromised people do so.
Wyoming’s COVID-19 case count hit an ominous milestone Tuesday, eclipsing 1,000 active infections for the first time since February.
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased by 245 on Wednesday, the largest single-day increase in that total since mid-January.
Rising COVID-19 cases and an increasingly prevalent delta variant have raised the antennae of public health officials, who are considering how to react.
Last summer, businesses across Jackson sporadically put up signs: “Closed due to COVID-19 exposure.” Even if staff members weren’t sick, they were quarantined because of their proximity to the coronavirus.
The St. John’s Health Urgent Care clinic saw a sudden influx of patients who had contracted the COVID-19 virus and needed to be hospitalized over the weekend. Other patients experienced delays as a result.
Teton County's COVID-19 risk level has bumped up in response to an increase in new cases, the percentage of cases due to community spread and other local metrics.
In an unsurprising announcement, the Wyoming Department of Health said Thursday that most recent cases of COVID-19 are in unvaccinated people.
Despite the best efforts of public health officials, Wyoming still ranks 48th among states for the percentage of adults who have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine and 47th for those who are fully vaccinated.
With 80% of adults over 18 fully vaccinated in Teton County, vaccinated individuals now make up the majority of the community. Now health officials are launching an innovative vaccination effort to further increase the community protection from COVID-19.
One girl swung her arm back and forth, her fingers hanging toward the floor. A boy tapped away at the screen of his phone. Others sat backwards in their chairs, chatting with friends from a safe distance.
As other counties and states make headlines by tying COVID-19 vaccinations to benefits like free drinks, Teton County is wondering what role it can play in incentivizing people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Much has happened in the past 284 days: The United States chose a new president, schools went virtual, and Grizzly 399 went into and emerged from her den with four cubs intact.
In the mid-20th century polio ravaged the United States, causing paralysis in more than 15,000 people each year. Vaccines created in the 1950s and ’60s have helped bring the disease to the point where no documented cases have originated in this country since 1979.