Pool & Hot Tub Operators

This is a message from the Teton County Environmental Health Department regarding the 1.  The scheduled CPO course 2. Suggestions for closed hot tubs  3. New COVID-19 statewide day spa closures. 4.  New recommendations from the County Health Officer for the elderly and travelers  5. JHCOVID website.  

The Scheduled CPO course

The Spring in-person course that was scheduled for May 11th has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  We will be reassessing the situation in future months and will email again once we have set a new date.  

Suggestions for closed hot tubs

"CDC has heard from partners about the need for guidance to shut down hot tubs/spas related to aquatic facility closures. The closure of hot tubs/spas could create conditions favorable to Legionella and other bacterial growth in these water systems. The recommendations below are adapted from the Model Aquatic Health Code. Hot Tubs/Spas

1.       Clean accessible surfaces, scrubbing away slime and biofilm

2.       Apply a biocidal shock treatment

3.       Drain and remove as much water from the system as possible

4.       Remove filters

5.       Leave filters to dry*

6.       Keep the hot tub/spa as dry as possible, protecting it from external water sources (for example, hoses)

*Clean filters before reuse and replace filters or filter media as recommended by the manufacturer

For more recommendations on preventing illness and injuries at public aquatic facilities, visit

https://www.cdc.gov/mahc/index.html"

New COVID-19 statewide day spa closures

 As you may have heard already, day spas are now officially closed (massage, nails, hair cuts, salon services,cosmetology, etc).  Attached is the Statewide Public Health Order #3 with details.  Please distribute to anyone in your organization that may be affected by this.

New recommendations from the County Health Officer for the elderly and travelers

Below are the new links for the new recommendations from the County Health Officer regarding the elderly, at risk populations, travelers,and visitors.

TCHO Recommendations
TCHO Recommendations Definitions

JHCOVID website

Lastly, be sure to visit our new county website https://www.jhcovid.com/  for COVID-19 updates on the local level.