Antler hunt

Lynzee Lewis, left, laughs with Tyler Howard, right, and their friends while resting on their truck after returning from a long day of antler hunting Friday afternoon. Lewis, from Dylan, Colo., traveled with her friends from Colorado to participate in the opening day of the shed hunt. State and county recommendations that people self-quarantine for 14 days after coming to Wyoming will end Friday. They were unenforceable.

Governor Mark Gordon is allowing a legally toothless statewide directive to expire Friday that asked people traveling to Wyoming from out of state to self-quarantine for 14 days.

"While that permits out-of-state travel to resume, we are also asking people to do that judiciously," he said during a Thursday press conference. "Those who are regularly in contact with out of state populations should be particularly vigilant."

The county followed suit shortly after the governor's announcement, announcing that it would be revoking two similar recommendations Friday.

One asked residents who leave the immediate area — Teton County, Teton County, Idaho and Bonneville County, Idaho — to self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning.

The other asked people considering visiting Teton County from out of state to stay home. That applied to non-resident homeowners as well, who were asked to either leave or not travel to Teton County. 

"Even though the statewide directive and county public health recommendations have been revoked," the health department stated in a release, "residents should still limit their travel and self-monitor their symptoms for 14 days upon arrival back to the state."

The revocation of those two recommendations means that only one nonenforceable countywide health guideline remains in effect: One asking everyone in Teton County to wear cloth face masks in public.

An enforceable countywide variance keeping gymnasiums, hair and nail salons and other personal service-oriented businesses closed will remain in effect until Monday when some plan to reopen.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or

Teton County Reporter

Previously the Scene editor, Billy Arnold made the switch to the county beat where he's interested in exploring Teton County as a model for the rest of the West. When he can, he still writes about art, music and whatever else suits his fancy.

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