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.
The bus driver drove several routes between Feb. 15 and Saturday, a period when he was infectious but had not yet tested positive for COVID-19. The corrected routes are listed in bold below.
- Feb. 15: Teton Village Express Bus. Hours: 6:40 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Feb. 16: Teton Village Local Bus. Hours: 3:25 p.m. to 8:26 p.m.
- Feb. 18: Teton Village Local Bus. Hours: 3:25 p.m. to 8:26 p.m.
- Feb. 19: Town Shuttle. Hours: 6:40 p.m. to 11:18 p.m.
- Feb. 20: Town Shuttle. Hours: 9:40 a.m. to 3:31 p.m.
- Feb. 20: Town Shuttle. Hours: 6:30 p.m. to 11:38 p.m.
The driver is the first START driver to have tested positive but joins at least eight passengers identified by the Teton County Health Department since early December as having been on START buses during their infectious periods. Like all START drivers and passengers, the driver was required to follow direction from local and state health officials, including wearing a proper mask. Dividers were also installed between the drivers and passengers to further protect drivers.
The Health Department asks anyone who rode any of those buses for 15 minutes or more to monitor their health for symptoms including: cough, cold-like symptoms, sore throat, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, headache, and loss of taste or smell. Individuals should track their symptoms for the next 14 days. Those who might have been exposed should also take their temperatures regularly, the department said.
The original notice incorrectly identified the routes as "Teton Valley" trips.