If you are symptomatic, but otherwise ok, please self-isolate and self-report: wwww.gunnisoncounty.org/covid19
If you are symptomatic and worsening, please call the call center.
We ask that you not show up to the screening site until you call first.
If it is an emergency, please call 911.
Primary Information Sources
We are beginning to see the growth in treatment phase of this pandemic in our community. We cannot stress enough the importance of social distancing to slow the spread of this disease. We MUST adhere to the Public Health Orders so as not to overwhelm our healthcare system.
By the Numbers
Our staff is extremely busy getting the hospital ready for the first wave, which we began to see today. I currently do not have an update on positive, negative, and pending tests. We also would like to remind everyone that the positive tests do not reflect the incidence in our community. This document, which is also posted on our website, will be updated live with that information.
As of 5:10 PM we have 288 people self-reporting symptoms. Below is a breakdown of some of that data.
We are closely monitoring a winter weather event that may impact the valley starting on Thursday. Due to the outside nature of our drive-in screening site and need for Personal Protective Equipment, we may have to close the site early.
Public Health Orders
We should have an infographic by tomorrow morning regarding the public health orders. For now, we ask that general questions be sent to email@example.com.
We have set up a google form for the construction and lodging exemptions.
If you know of a business that is not in compliance, please fill out this form.
The volunteer effort in this has been incredible. Before lunch today, we had a list of 300 community members pitching in to help. Folks are coming out of the woodwork to lend their expertise. THANK YOU!
If you have not yet signed up, please use the volunteer sign up form at www.gunnisoncounty.org/covid19under the volunteer tab.
For those who are isolated due to positive test results, awaiting test results, or are ill or taking care of those who are ill, or for those who are elderly and isolated at home, there is a grocery and prescription delivery service available. To connect to this service, please contact the Senior Transportation Dispatch at 970-596-6700. Deliveries are available Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. It operates with the City Market Click-List program. If you haven’t used this program before the dispatch center can assist with getting your order placed. Please plan your orders to last for a week or more so that we don’t clog up the service with small frequent deliveries.
The Click-List system has limited capacity. If you are under 60, in good health and able to do your own shopping, please refrain from using this system to leave room for those who really need it.
The following patients with COVID-19 symptoms are asked to please call the call center at 970-641-7660.
- Healthcare workers
- Employed in public safety occupation (e.g., law enforcement, fire fighter, EMS)
- Part of an illness cluster in a facility or institution (e.g., healthcare, school, corrections, shelters)
- With severe lower respiratory illness (hospitalized or fatal)
- With worsening symptoms
- Older than 60 years
- With underlying medical conditions
- Pregnant women
- Had contact with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 patient
Please take care of your friends, family and neighbors. Our community is coming together to fight this thing, and we can only do it if we watch out for each other.