The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased by almost 400 on Wednesday, according to Wyoming Department of Health figures.
At first, submissions to the Teton County Health Department’s COVID-19 complaint form were helpful. On Sept. 1, for example, an anonymous tipster wrote that Cultivate Cafe didn’t have public signage announcing the county’s mask mandate, according to records obtained by the Jackson Hole Daily.
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis in her monthly newsletter reiterated her stance on COVID-19, the deadly virus which has hospitalized as many Wyoming patients in recent weeks as it did at the height of the pandemic.
Teton County residents at risk of severe COVID-19 infection can expect additional immunity against the coronavirus as early as next week, thanks to rapid Wyoming approval of Pfizer booster doses.
On the same day Wyoming announced another Teton County death linked to COVID-19, Gov. Mark Gordon called in the Wyoming National Guard to assist understaffed hospitals.
Teton County added 61 new COVID-19 cases between Friday and Monday, bringing total active infections to 212, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
The number of Wyoming deaths tied to the novel coronavirus climbed over 900 on Tuesday as the Wyoming Department of Health announced 39 more deaths.
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.
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.