Teton County epi curve

Teton County's epidemiological curve, which shows the 7-day average of new daily COVID-19 cases, has neared zero for some time now, prompting Teton County Emergency Management to decommission its pandemic response dashboard.

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Get your fill of Teton County’s coronavirus stats this week.

The Teton County Emergency Management COVID-19 dashboard housed at JHCovid.com is being shut down Friday as the pandemic wanes along with interest in following the intricacies of the epidemiological curve. Shutting down the site coincides with the ending of state and local health orders put in place as a response to the pandemic.

Cases have stayed low in Teton County, likely due to the high uptake of vaccines. Just 10 active cases were reported on the dashboard Wednesday.

Interest in the site has been high since it was instated March 30 of last year, just after the coronavirus reached Wyoming. In total, the dashboard has received more than 550,000 page views, with the single-day record of 4,983 coming April 4, 2020, according to the site’s decommissioning plan.

However, in recent weeks, usage has steadily declined, with just 542 average daily views from May 4 to June 3. Gathering data has also become harder.

Though the site is being shut down, the coronavirus still exists and has the potential to sicken folks in the community. The Wyoming Department of Health reported that two Teton County residents have recently died of COVID-19.

To keep up on information, you can visit the websites of the Teton County Health Department, the Wyoming Department of Health and St. John’s Health. The New York Times also maintains databases of statistics on COVID-19 cases and vaccination rates.

In the site decommissioning plan, officials say the dashboard did its job.

“The dashboards served their purpose of educating the public of the current status of COVID in the community and providing local officials with information needed to make pandemic-related decisions,” the plan states.

Contact Tom Hallberg at 732-7079 or thallberg@jhnewsandguide.com.

Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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Robert Frodeman

Seems like a mistake.

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