Jackson Hole Coronavirus Info
Information on COVID-19 preparedness in Teton County, Wyoming
In most cases, Coronavirus (COVID-19), like the seasonal flu, is not life
threatening and does not require medical treatment beyond fever control
and oral fluids. For the health and safety of our community, if you are
feeling ill with flu symptoms, please
stay home and separate yourself from others. However, given the high rate of contagiousness
of COVID-19, St. John’s Health has implemented new measures to control
spread of the illness to health care workers and people most likely to
experience severe illness.
We ask that individuals with fever, cough, or influenza-like illness, regardless
of travel history, call
307-739-4898, option 3, for a phone evaluation. To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community, you should NOT
come to St. John’s Health clinics or hospital unless directed in
the phone evaluation to do so. Health professionals on our call-line can
discuss your symptoms with you and address many concerns over the phone
to determine if self-care at home, medical attention, or testing, is warranted.
You should also call our COVID-19 line for a phone evaluation if you have
had close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have
traveled within the last 14 days to a country with widespread sustained
transmission. The call-line will be staffed Monday–Friday, 8:30
am to 7:00 pm and Saturday–Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
If you have shortness of breath or are unable to catch your breath, call
911 or go to St. John’s Emergency Department at
625 E. Broadway. It is important that you call the Emergency Department at
307-739-4898, option 1, before your arrival to receive instructions on using a separate
entrance (to prevent potential exposures in public areas of the hospital)
and to allow the staff to prepare for your arrival.
St. John's Health COVID-19 Daily Update
St. John's Health will post COVID-19 testing updates on a daily basis.
Reports include numbers for cases submitted by St. John's Health only,
and are accurate to the best of our abilities.
View Daily COVID-19 Updates
For Wyoming COVID-19 data by county, visit
St. John's Health is working with community health partners on keeping
the community of Jackson, WY and the region informed on Coronavirus information.
St. John's is prepared to handle infectious diseases, including the
Coronavirus, when they present themselves in the community. This includes
following strict CDC guidelines, internal training and communication,
preparing medical supplies, and knowing when to admit a patient exhibiting
potential infectious disease symptoms to an airborne isolation room.
For patient & staff safety:
- Only ONE designated visitor or companion per patient per day (both parents
can visit if the patient is a child)
- No visitors with flu-like symptoms, cough, fever, or confirmed COVID-19
- No visitors under age 18
- Everyone MUST wash hands or use sanitizer with 60% alcohol before entering
- Additional restrictions for Emergency Department patients: NO visitors,
except one parent for a child and one caregiver for a patient who needs
St. John’s Living Center:
Currently, St. John’s Living Center has implemented the following
- Visitor restriction except in the case of end of life
- Canceling of communal dining and all group activities, both internally
- Screening of all staff at beginning of their shift for fever and respiratory symptoms
- Implement active screening of residents
- Remind residents to practice social distancing and perform frequent hand hygiene
View a letter to Living Center family & friends from Living Center
Executive Director Malenda Hoelscher by following
Jackson Hole Community Mask Project
Jackson Hole community members can help protect patients and health care
workers at St. John’s Health. By creating or donating personal protective
equipment like masks, our dedicated hospital workers can keep fighting
the spread of COVID-19.
Return to work approvals:
Some Teton County employers require employees to present a doctor's
note to be cleared to return to work. Currently, the CDC is asking employers
to not require a healthcare provider's note for employees who are
sick with acute respiratory illness to validate their illness or to return
to work. This is because healthcare providers and medical facilities may
be extremely busy and not able to provide such documentation in a timely
way. At St. John's Health, the medical professionals staffing our
COVID-19 call line cannot do a medical evaluation and cannot clear anyone
to work. It is recommended that employees work with their employer to
CDC guidelines for businesses. If sick, employees should call their primary care provider (PCP) for
medical evaluation. If the employee does not have a PCP, they should call
307-739-4898, option 2, to determine if they fit the screening criteria for a telemedicine
visit through St. John's Urgent Care.
Real-time information from the CDC: