You may now pack your gym bag and give your hair stylist a call.
Teton County’s variances that kept gyms and personal service businesses — hair and nail salons, barbershops and the like — closed longer than statewide orders expired at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
Certain businesses that planned to open Monday will be able to, taking care to follow guidelines outlined in statewide health orders.
“This is a date we have been eyeing for some time as an appropriate interval after having increased COVID-19 testing capability and sustained decrease in newly reported cases,” Teton District Health Officer Dr. Travis Riddell said in a press release. “We are pleased that our metrics continue to reflect positively on local control of the COVID-19 outbreak.”
With the planned expiration, gyms, child care centers and personal service establishments will be able to reopen Monday. Restaurants can continue providing takeout and allowing people to come inside to pick up food as they have since late April when the state started relaxing its health orders.
All those businesses are still required to follow social distancing guidelines outlined in statewide orders. The Teton County Health Department has also rolled out guidelines for businesses that reopen. That document, dubbed the Teton County Road to Recovery Plan, can be found at TinyURL.com/publichealthguidance.
State health orders, including another limiting gatherings to nine people or fewer, remain in effect until May 15.
The expiration of the county’s variance also means that there are no enforceable countywide orders on the books. After travel guidelines were rescinded Friday, the only active county recommendation asks people to wear cloth masks in public.