Health officials are asking the public to step up COVID-19 precautions to protect the community’s most vulnerable people and keep businesses open after seeing cases rise rapidly recently.
Teton District Health Officer Dr. Travis Riddell issued a new list of actions the community can take, including limiting exposure outside of households, working remotely if possible, limiting travel, and following strict physical distancing and hygiene standards.
- Limit exposure to others outside of your household. Reduce exposure to others as much as possible while at school and work.
- Work from home if possible.
- Limit travel as much as possible. If you must travel, limit contact with others in public spaces.
- Follow strict physical distancing measures:
a. Always maintain a 6-foot distance from other individuals when in public.
b. Wear a face covering in public.
c. Refrain from shaking hands with other individuals.
d. Do not visit friends or family without urgent need.
e. Do not attend non-essential gatherings.
- Follow strict hygiene standards including:
a. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as frequently as possible.
b. Use hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol) when soap and water are not available.
c. Regularly disinfect high-touch surfaces (buttons, door handles, counters, etc.)
d. Stay home when sick, even with mild symptoms.
- No non-essential visits to the hospital, nursing homes and other residential care facilities.
- Do not arrange or participate in in-person playdates or similar activities.
- Reduce your trips to the grocery store, post office or other errands.
- Do not dine out except for carryout or delivery.
Further information on current Teton County health orders and recommendations is available on Teton County's website.