Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

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. 

The Teton County Health Department announced Wednesday the move back up to yellow (low) risk from green (new normal).

The county has averaged 3.4 new cases per day for the past seven days as of Tuesday, the Health Department said in a news release. There have been 28 new cases in the past two weeks, and 23 of those were in individuals who were not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The new cases also included a cluster of unvaccinated individuals living "in a congregate living setting for local employers," the release said.

Teton County Health Director Jodie Pond is stressing that those who are eligible get vaccinated. 

"With new more contagious variants continuing to develop, the COVID-19 vaccines are our best preventative measure to stop not only the spread of COVID-19 but also the occurrence of new variants," Pond said. "Each time the virus replicates the more likely we are to see new, more contagious variants. The COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to reduce severe illness and death from COVID-19."

For questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, the department has a hotline at 307-732-8628 to speak to a public health nurse. Anyone age 12 and older can book or walk in for a COVID vaccine. Details at: TetonCountyWY.gov/covidvax.

COVID tests are available at Curative kiosks, Curative.com.

Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington has worked for newspapers across the West. She hosts a rescue podcast, The Fine Line. Her family minivan doubles as her not-so-high-tech recording studio.

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(2) comments

William Ollar

OMG the sky is falling 3.4 cases per day . None were hospitalized

JOhn Smothers

exactly, let the panic begin. Better create some health orders HAHA LOL

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