Teton County Extends Mask Order Until Mid-May

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

As much of the state begins to return to some semblance of normalcy in the downturn of the pandemic, one Wyoming county is continuing its mask order for at least another month.

Teton County has extended its requirement for people to wear face coverings while in public places until May 17, two months after the statewide mandate was allowed to expire by Gov. Mark Gordon.

The Teton County order requires people 12 and older to wear a face covering while inside or in line to enter any business, local or municipal government facility, health care facility or while riding on public transportation.

Commercial business employees, as well as government staff, are required to wear a face covering when they are within six feet of customers, clients, volunteers or other employees.

All businesses must post notices in a clearly visible location stating masks are required.

However, people with certain medical conditions are exempt from the mask order.

This news also follows the state’s decision to extend mask orders for schools until the end of the month, although some counties have received variances from this order due to low coronavirus case numbers.

As of Wednesday, Teton County had 31 active coronavirus cases. There were three coronavirus patients hospitalized at St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson.

This is the second time the county has extended its mask order since Gordon lifted the statewide mandate.

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