In response to the county remaining in its yellow, low-risk category due to rising cases and community spread, Teton County Library announced that starting Monday it would again require patrons to wear masks.
Wyoming’s active coronavirus case count remained at levels not seen since February in the past week, increasing by 141 to total 716.
Two patients being treated for COVID-19 at St. John’s Health died Wednesday. Both were Wyoming residents from outside Teton County, said Karen Connelly, chief communications officer for the hospital.
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.
Reports of more than 500 recoveries among people with laboratory-confirmed or probable coronavirus in the last week helped keep the number of active cases in Wyoming largely in check, according to state figures.
Teton County has jumped to the yellow, or low, risk level once again, most likely because some workplace clusters have increased COVID-19 caseloads.
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased in the past week by 81 to 557, as Laramie County continued to lead the state in new cases.
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased by 50 in the last week to total 455 on Monday, according to Department of Health figures.
CHEYENNE — A recent rise in cases of COVID-19 in Laramie County can be traced back to a few large gatherings and still-too-low vaccination rates, said Kathy Emmons, executive director of the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department.
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.
It was a gloomy Saturday, but the volunteers checking people into a weekend vaccination clinic at the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole were chipper, bordering on festive, as a steady stream of masked people made their way through the doors to get poked.
Following suit by the Food and Drug Administration, the Wyoming Department of Health is asking providers to pause using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The Teton County Health Department, which works under the auspices of the state Health Department, is set to follow the recommendation.
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has settled in Teton County at a more manageable level than during the fall and winter spikes, trouble is brewing to the west, and it could impact Teton County patients.
A seemingly contradictory fact is true in Teton County: While you were more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than in most parts of the country, your chance of dying from the disease was far lower.
As COVID-19 cases plateau in Teton County, vaccine appointments are now available for the general public, a move that could accelerate the decline in infections.
Teton County has hit an inauspicious milestone for the first time in a while. Local active cases climbed above 100 over the weekend, with 40 new cases bringing the total to 107.
Regular readers may have noticed that the Jackson Hole Daily has reduced the publication of Wyoming’s county-by-county COVID-19 statistics to once a week, on Tuesdays. We will continue to monitor the numbers daily and may resume more frequent updates in the case of an uptick. Please note tha…
Wyoming’s mask mandate and many other coronavirus restrictions will be eliminated next week, but Teton County health officials will try to put a local mask order back in effect.
A coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa has been circulating in Teton County since January, according to the Teton County Health Department.
The town of Jackson announced this week that a START Bus driver had tested positive for COVID-19. The town updated that notice Thursday to correct which routes were impacted.
Spaced at least 6 feet apart, rows of chairs stretched across the auditorium of the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole. People sat in a few, clutching index cards, talking to their neighbors.
Though Wyoming has escaped the worst of the winter weather that has rocked the rest of the country, snowstorms have delayed some shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Despite a dearth of genetic sequencing in the United States, labs have identified five cases of variant strains of the coronavirus in Jackson Hole.
In another example of the effect of Wyoming's decreasing COVID-19 numbers, Gov. Mark Gordon announced further easing of the statewide public health orders. The changes come on the heels of Teton County's Thursday reduction of the community risk level to moderate.
For front-line health care workers in a now-yearlong pandemic, every day is a battle that takes both a physical and mental toll, as they endure long hours and risk their own health each day to care for others.
After this story published, the Teton County Health Department announced Wednesday that its February allotment of vaccine doses from the state had been increased. That will allow the department to administer first doses to all teachers and school support staff who want them by the end of the…
Another 23 deaths, including one in Teton County, have been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday.
Teton County saw another COVID-19 death in January, bringing the total since the pandemic started to seven, according to state health data released Tuesday. Infections in the valley remain high, keeping the community in the critical risk category and keeping health care providers busy helpin…