START Bus

Masked riders board the START Bus at Teton Village on Friday en route to Jackson.

A person rode multiple START buses, both to and from Teton Village and on the Town Shuttle, between Dec. 13 and Dec. 17 during their infectious period prior to testing positive for COVID-19, according to the town of Jackson.

The Teton County Health Department is advising anyone who rode on the START Bus for more than 15 minutes on certain routes to take precautions and follow the recommendations listed below.

The specific START routes are:

  • Dec. 13 — Mike Yokel (3:05 p.m.) to Teton Village (3:40 p.m.)
  • Dec. 13 — Teton Village (9:44 p.m.) to Mike Yokel (10:20 p.m.)
  • Dec. 14 — Mike Yokel (3:50 p.m.) to Teton Village (4:25 p.m.)
  • Dec. 14 — Teton Village (8:25 p.m.) to Buffalo Way (8:49 p.m.)
  • Dec. 14 — Buffalo Way (10:09 p.m.) to Mike Yokel (10:20 p.m.)
  • Dec. 15 — Mike Yokel (11:28 a.m.) to Deloney (11:35 a.m.)
  • Dec. 15 — Mike Yokel (3:50 p.m.) to Teton Village (4:25 p.m.)
  • Dec. 16 — Mike Yokel (3:48 p.m.) to Deloney (3:55 p.m.)
  • Dec. 17 — Mike Yokel (7:35 a.m.) to Teton Village (8:10 a.m.)

People who rode START Bus for more than 15 minutes on any of the above routes are advised to do several things, including:

  • Monitor symptoms for 14 days, including minor symptoms. It's recommended that those possibly exposed check their temperature and be aware of developing a cough, cold-like symptoms, sore throat, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headaches and loss of taste or smell.
  • If people notice such symptoms, they should get tested immediately by calling their health care provider or the St. John's Medical Center hotline at 307-739-4898 and let them know you might have been in close contact with a positive case, in order to protect health care workers. Anyone with severe symptoms should call 911, according to the press release.
  • The Teton County Health Department encourages people possibly exposed to order a Vault test, which is free for Wyoming residents and can be acquired through a Zoom consult by visiting VaultHealth.com/covid.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other people.
  • Wear a mask or face covering of two layers or more if you must be around other people.
  • Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.

The release urges people to contact their health care provider if they are ill, or call the Teton County Health Department at 307-733-6401 with any questions or concerns about possible exposure.

Contact Tim Woods at 732-5911 or town@jhnewsandguide.com.

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