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 9/25/20  9:41 a.m.

 TETON COUNTY

  • New Cases: 0
  • Confirmed Cases: 21
  • Active Cases: 1

MONTANA

KEY MESSAGES

On 9/22/2020, the Teton County Health Department received notice from Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) that a Teton County resident has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 21.  The individual is a female in her 60s.  The source of infection most likely came from outside Teton County.  Close contacts have been informed of their exposure.  There is currently 1 active case in Teton County. You can read the entire press release here: Press Release 9.22.20 – Novel Coronavirus Update

For more COVID-19 information, read more below.


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 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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