December 29, 2020
JACKSON, WY− In response to the success of the free Visitor COVID 19 Test program initiated in December, the program will now supply COVID-19 tests to visitors to through the remainder of the season as supplies last.
Now through January, 2021 hotels and other resort and hospitality industries will notify guests before arrival; they can preorder a VAULT test and send it to their lodging (a WY address). The program will enable the guest to test while in place and receive their results to mitigate quarantine or other limitations being implemented across the country when they return home.
"This sends a clear message that Jackson Hole and Wyoming care about visitors' health and wellbeing as well as understanding the challenges faced with travel at this time. WY also cares about employees and has made free testing available to businesses and employees who live and work in the state. The program is a means to keep residents and visitors safe. This new program will not affect the availability of tests for Wyoming employees and residents," commented Anna Olson, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce President/CEO.
VAULT tests provide the opportunity of testing in the convenience of the guest's lodging, on any schedule. All test results are sent directly to the guest and Teton County Public Health Office. If the test result is positive, guests who receive a positive test result in Wyoming will need to follow the statewide ordinance requiring an in-state quarantine. The guest will be responsible for all costs associated with this additional stay. Guests who receive a positive test result (who showed no symptoms) and have already returned home (outside of Wyoming) agree to assist local public health officials with contact tracing work for their time in Wyoming.
If a guest is feeling ill with flu-like symptoms, St. John's Health can evaluate on their nurse hotline line and via a telehealth visit with one of their providers. St. John's will then determine if the guest needs a coronavirus test, and they will deliver instructions for tests by appointment at one of their testing locations. Call 307-739-4898, option 3.
This program was conceived and delivered in collaboration with Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, St. John's Health, Teton County Health Department, Wyoming Office of Tourism, and the Wyoming Governor's office. For more information on VAULT testing, click here. VIEW THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE HERE.
Before you arrive:
- Get more visitor updates, including current health orders and recommendations, by frequenting this page.
- Are you traveling to Jackson Hole this winter? Watch this video before you leave for a stress-free travel experience.
- Find lodging in and around Jackson, WY. Pro tip: lodging reservations are always a good idea!
After your arrival:
- Find winter activities and things to do in Jackson.
- Browse some of Jackson's famous breweries, bars, and eateries.
- Get up-to-date information on events in the valley.
The Mission of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is to champion the interests of local businesses, enhance their prosperity and strengthen the year-round economic climate of Teton County.