Teton County Health Officials Encouraging Masks Due To COVID Spike

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

The Teton County Health Department is again encouraging everyone in the county to mask up indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.

The recommendation is based guidance from the Wyoming Department of Health, which follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation for even those vaccinated against COVID to wear masks or face coverings when indoors in COVID-19 hotspots.

The WDH is recommending that all people, no matter their vaccination status, wear masks in public indoor settings if they are in counties experiencing high levels of COVID transmission.

According to the CDC and WDH’s metrics, Teton County is an area with a high level of transmission, prompting health officials to make the recommendation.

As of Tuesday, Teton County had 41 active cases of the coronavirus. However, the county has the highest vaccination rate in the entire state, around 70%.

Teton County also kept its mask order in effect longer than most counties across Wyoming, until early May. Gov. Mark Gordon rescinded the statewide mask order in March.

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