Coronavirus

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control has prompted Teton Valley healthcare providers to begin offering Covid booster shots to certain populations and adults in high risk occupations.

“The situation is dire – we don’t have enough resources to adequately treat the patients in our hospitals, whether you are there for COVID-19 or a heart attack or because of a car accident” said Dave Jeppeson, Director of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare as he initiated Crisis Standard…

On Thursday, Sept. 16, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare activated Crisis Standards of Care for hospitals across the state. This is a VERY big deal. This is a sign that hospitals are struggling to maintain levels of care that we all have come to know and expect. ICU beds across the …

On Friday, September 3rd, a group of protestors marched from downtown Victor into the Mountain Shadows subdivision to protest in front of the Mayor’s residence. While the protest was peaceful, the group was very loud and carried signs displaying a masked sheep and flags with a Swastika cover…

Last week two local jurisdictions came into conflict when the City of Victor passed an emergency mask mandate and the Teton School District 401 superintendent informed the city that the requirement would not hold up within the halls of Victor Elementary School.

Due to the continued case rate increases of COVID-19 from the highly infectious Delta variant, Mayor Frohlich has issued an Order requiring all individuals to wear a mask or face covering compliant with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines when indoors in a public sett…

At a special meeting on Monday to discuss masks in school, the Teton School District 401 board was predictably split, with three trustees voting in favor of the status quo and two voting to start school with mandatory masking due to the rise in cases and the prevalence of a more contagious C…

Eastern Idaho Public Health officials bristled at the suggestion of more coronavirus restrictions Friday, backing vaccines as crucial while a statewide surge threatens to send Idaho hospitals into a resource crisis.

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BOISE — Last week, Idaho Gov. Brad Little posted on Facebook a plea for Idahoans to get vaccinated so that students can safely return to in-person classes as the highly infectious delta coronavirus variant continues to spread throughout the state. A barrage of misinformed comments appeared i…

Effective Aug. 18, face coverings are required in all city facilities in Victor, including city hall, the council chambers, and the public works building.

Local medical professionals think Teton County is at a tipping point right now as far as Covid is concerned, with the Delta variant infecting more people just as the school year is about to start.

With the new academic year looming, the Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees faced the same conundrum it saw at the end of last school year: should masks be required in school or not?

The Teton County Emergency Management Team would like to assure residents and visitors alike that we are carefully monitoring the recent surge of the COVID-19 cases including the delta variant. We continue to meet with local agencies to make sure we are doing all we can to protect our commun…

The Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees voted on May 10 to make masks optional at all schools for the remainder of the academic year, effective May 11. 

On Tuesday, April 20, the Driggs City Council voted to lift the city’s mandatory mask mandate, effective on Monday, April 26, because ICU usage across the region is down and vaccines are available to all adults. The Teton Board of County Commissioners followed suit on Wednesday, April 28, an…

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Every adult in Idaho is eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, but the number of adults who've received at least one dose in Idaho is barely more than halfway toward the 80% benchmark that experts say could pave a path for the virus to be under control. And that doesn't include young childre…

At this Monday's meeting, Teton School District 401 Board of Trustees began a discussion around the rule that K-5 students must wear masks at recess if they want to play within 6 feet of one another.