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Grand Teton requiring masks indoors due to high COVID-19 levels in Teton County

CASPER, Wyo. — People are required to wear masks indoors in Grand Teton National Park due to a high level of COVID-19 transmission levels in Teton County, park officials said in a press release Monday.

Masks are required regardless of vaccination status under the Department of the Interior policy.

“Park buildings include, but are not limited to, visitor centers, administrative offices, lodges, gift shops, and restaurants in the Grand Teton,” the press release said. “Current Department of Interior policy requiring masks are based on the CDC’s identified COVID-19 community level. For more information on COVID-19 in the local park area, please see Teton County Health Department.”

People are also encouraged to maintain 6 feet of distance from other people and to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. People should also cover their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing, the press release added.

“Do not travel if you have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19,” the release said. “If you feel ill, seek medical attention and isolate from other people.

“As conditions are subject to change, details and updates on park operations and masking requirements will be posted on the park’s website and social media channels.”

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.