For Immediate Release
February 25, 2021, Jackson, WY – Teton County Health Department is announcing that Teton County, WY has moved into the Yellow (Low) Risk Level. This decrease from the Orange (Moderate) Risk Level has resulted from continued improvements in some of the local COVID-19 metrics. The Health Department continues to evaluate metrics weekly and adjust the risk level accordingly.
Between February 11, 2021 and February 24, 2021 Teton County detected 88 new cases. This is a 53% decrease from the previous two weeks, during which time 189 cases were detected. With this lower caseload, Teton County Health Department’s contact tracing team continues to be able to connect with each new case and their contacts in a timely manner.
When asked about the improvements, Teton County Health Department Epidemiologist, Shane Yu, MPH, expressed his excitement but also urged caution: "It has been great to see that the community’s efforts have been working and that the COVID situation in Teton County continues to improve. Our community deserves to feel proud of our progress. However, I urge everyone to stay the course and continue taking precautions. I know it’s difficult after such a long time living with this pandemic, but we need to keep working to protect ourselves and our neighbors. We’ve seen in the past how quickly this progress can disappear if we’re not careful."
The Teton County Health Department asks community members to review the recommendations that come with the Yellow (Low) Risk Level. These include keeping social gatherings small, avoiding crowded indoor spaces, limiting contact with high-risk individuals, and following precautions such as six-foot distancing and wearing a mask. Read about the Yellow (Low) Risk Level and the accompanying recommended preventative measures here.
Continue to follow the three Statewide Health Orders in effect at this time. The full text of the orders, as well as other policies and guidance, can be accessed by clicking here.