The Jackson/Teton County Housing Department received a $25,000 grant Tuesday to temporarily house community members seeking a place to quarantine or isolate because of COVID-19.
The grant came from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole's Community Emergency Response Fund, which was set up when the pandemic began.
“Over the past several months many community organizations have worked together to place individuals and families in temporary housing to safely quarantine or isolate because of COVID-19,” Housing Director April Norton said in a press release. “Over the past few weeks, it became clear that we needed to secure longer-term leases on multiple units to ensure that those in need have a place to safely land on a temporary basis. This grant from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole allows us to better serve our community."
The grant will allow the housing department to lease six units for the next three months in a partnership with the Teton County Health Department.
The goal is to give people a place to go if they are directed to quarantine or isolate and don't have an appropriate place to do so.
Those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should reach out to a primary healthcare provider. If you don't have one, call St. John's Health's COVID-19 hotline at 739-4898, option 3.