Mask Up Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Health and Gov. Gordon recommend people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where it is not possible or reasonable to stay physically apart, because masks can help block virus transmission.

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Mask up, Wyoming.

That the message from Gov. Mark Gordon. He sent an email out Friday asking Wyomingites to wear cloth face coverings any time they can't keep proper social distancing from others.

It comes on the heels of Wyoming's largest single-day increase in cases Thursday, with 36 new ones. 

For the latest local news, tune into the COVID-19 community update at 3 p.m. today, which will highlight information on a contact tracing app the Teton County Health Department is using.

This week, the update will feature representatives from St. John’s Health, Jackson Town Council, the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Teton County Board of County Commissioners.

In order to allow for physical distancing, the meeting will not be open for in-person attendance, officials said in a press release. But the public can watch the meeting online on the town’s website, JacksonWY.gov. Look for the “Watch a Meeting” icon.

Experts from the area will discuss the current state of the coronavirus pandemic, the status of mitigation measures, and recent resources and best practices for reducing the spread of the coronavirus.

For those unable to watch live, the update also will be broadcast on local radio stations KJAX (93.5 FM), KHOL (89.1 FM) and KMTN (96.9 FM).

The updates are archived online at JHCOVID.com and the town website.

Contact Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington at 732-7078 or rebecca@jhnewsandguide.com.

Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington has worked for newspapers across the West. She hosts a rescue podcast, The Fine Line. Her family minivan doubles as her not-so-high-tech recording studio.

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