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.
307-739-4898, option 3, for a phone evaluation if you have:
- Fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, loss of sense
of smell or taste, or flu symptoms
- Have been exposed to someone with coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Traveled to a high-risk area, as defined by the CDC
- 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.
The call-line will be staffed 7 days a week, 8:30 am to 8:30 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.
Coronavirus Screening Tools
St. John's Health suggests using Apple's screening tool for self-assessment
and understanding what to do next about COVID-19. This online assesment
was developed by Apple in partnership with the CDC and FEMA.
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 Preparedness
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.
All patients and visitors to the hospital and physician practices are required
to wear a mask. Please bring a cloth mask from home, or if you do not
have a mask, on will be provided.
PCU and Birth Center:
- 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
- All visitors must wash hands or use sanitizer with 60% alcohol before entering
ICU and Emergency Department:
- No visitors, except the following: One parent is allowed for a child. One
caregiver is allowed for a patient who needs help communicating.
coronavirus FAQ to learn more
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
letter to Living Center family & friends from Living Center Executive Director Malenda Hoelscher.
Ways to Help
There are numerous ways that you can help the healthcare workers at St.
John's Health and the Jackson Hole community. Visit the
Jackson Hole COVID-19 response website to learn about ways to support the community.
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.
Quarantine Cuisine will deliver meals and groceries to individuals in mandatory
or self-imposed quarantine due to confirmed exposure to COVID-19. Visit
www.jhfoodhelp.com to submit a brief form to participate.
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: