Teton County COVID-19 Updates

Teton County COVID-19 Cases – Daily Update

The Teton County Health Department will provide this COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update each weekday.

Last Updated  11/22/20   12:00 p.m.

 TETON COUNTY

  • New Cases:  0
  • Confirmed Cases: 170
  • Active Cases: 28

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Newest Press Release
Novel Coronavirus Update

On 11/21/2020, the Teton County Health Department received notice from Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) that seven Teton County residents tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The total number of confirmed cases for the county is 170. There are currently 34 active cases in Teton County.

New Directive

  • Governor Bullock released a new directive yesterday that becomes effective at 5 a.m. on November 20, 2020. The full directive can be found Here.  The new guidance includes:
    • Restaurants, Bars, Breweries, Distilleries, and Casinos to Operate at 50 percent Capacity and Close No Later Than 10:00 PM
    • Public Gatherings and Events Limited to 25 Individuals Where Social Distancing Is Not Possible or Observed
    • Face Coverings Required in All Counties Regardless of Case Count

The Directive also includes the following statement:  Montanans are urged in the strongest terms to limit their involvement in any in-person gatherings of 15 or more people— including private gatherings inside a home. Such gatherings are a significant contributor to the spread of the virus.  

 In Teton County, much of the transmission we are seeing is occurring during “casual” encounters, hanging out at someone’s house or in their car. We also strongly encourage Teton County residents to limit any in-person gatherings.

 

Why are the numbers that our health department is reporting sometime different than the State map?

  • When a case is released from isolation, your local health department reports that to the State. It can take some time for the State map to be updated. This is why the case number information on the State map may be different from our daily updates. Therefore, the case data directly from your local health department is the most current data available. You can check the local data daily here: https://tetoncomt.org/…/23/teton-county-covid-19-updates/

 

Mask Directive

  • The Governor’s Directive on mandatory use of face coverings in certain settings now applies to Teton County.  Face coverings should be worn by everyone age 5 and over in indoor spaces open to the public, and at organized outdoor activities where physical distancing is not possible or not observed.  The full directive can be found at www.covid19.mt.gov.

For more COVID-19 information, read more below.


Report a Violation

If you believe a Teton County business is not following the Governor’s most recent directive, please do the following:

  1. Read the Directive to determine if the complaint is valid.

  2. Call the State Information Hotline at 1-800-755-6672 to verify that the complaint is valid.

  3. Click here to submit a complaint about a business in Teton County.

*Please note that no anonymous complaints will be taken.


General COVID-19 Information

SYMPTOMS

  • People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
  • If you have the symptoms listed above, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider.  Please remember, CALL your healthcare provider first if you think you may have COVID-19.  This will help reduce the risk of transmission to others.

TESTING

  • COVID-19 testing is available in Teton County.  Testing is prioritized for:
    • Individuals experiencing symptoms compatible with COVID-19.
    • Individuals who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you are symptomatic and think you should be tested, call your healthcare provider or TCHD first, to reduce the risk of transmission to others.
  • If you need help finding testing, contact TCHD at 406-466-2562.

PREVENTION

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

  • Know how is spreads.  The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.  Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.  Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

PPE Requests


Resources for Schools


Phase 2 Reopening Guidance

You can read the Governor’s Phase 2 directive here: Phase Two Directive with Appendices

Our health department has created a Phase 2 Guidance for Reopening document that can be found here:
PHASE 2 Guidance for Reopening

Here are the individual sections of the Phase 2 Guidance for reopening document:

PHASE 2 Retail and General Businesses
PHASE 2 Personal Care, Salons, Massage
PHASE 2 Churches and Places of Worship
PHASE 2 Childcare
PHASE 2 Restaurants, Bars, Casinos
PHASE 2 Outdoor Recreation
PHASE 2 Youth Activities
PHASE 2 Yard Garage Sales
PHASE 2 Outfitters and Guides
PHASE 2 Gyms and Fitness Centers
PHASE 2 Farmers Markets
PHASE 2 Places of Assembly

Reopening Plan Template for Businesses and Organizations:
We have created a Reopening Plan Template for businesses and organizations to use as they plan to become operational again. The plan can be printed and is available here: Reopening Plan Template

Businesses are welcome to call the Health Department at 466-2562 for guidance about reopening. We are here to help.


Teton County Health Department Press Releases

Press Release 11.9.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 11.8.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 11.7.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 11.6.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 11.5.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 11.4.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 11.3.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 11.2.20 PM- Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 11.2.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.27.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.25.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.23.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.22.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.21.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.20.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.17.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.16.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.15.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.14.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.13.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.11.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.10.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.9.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.7.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.5.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.4.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.3.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 10.2.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 9.30.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 9.29.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 9.28.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 9.27.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 9.22.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 9.13.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 9.10.2020 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 8.29.20 – First Montana MIS-C Case Confirmed
Press Release 8.26.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 8.22.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 8.17.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 7.11.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 7.10.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 7.9.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 7.4.20 – Novel Coronavirus Exposure Notice
Press Release 7.3.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 7.2.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 7.2.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 7.1.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 6.30.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update
Press Release 4.22.20 – Reopening the Big Sky Phased Approach 


Teton County Board of Health Emergency Rules

4-24-20 Emergency Health Rule


Teton County Hotline Information

The public is encouraged to call the Teton County COVID-19 Response HOTLINE at 406-466-2505 or email tetonhotline@gmail.com with any questions or needs relating to COVID-19.

Additional Resources

Are you getting your information about
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from the right sources?

Call our health department at 406-466-2562.

Montana COVID-19 Hotline 1-888-333-0461
covid19info@mt.gov

You can also visit these websites:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Public Health and Safety – Montana DPHHS
Map of Reported COVID-19 Cases in Montana
Governor Bullock’s Directives
Reopening Montana Phase 2
Teton County Wellness Resources
Healthy Teton County, MT Facebook Page

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