If you are symptomatic, but otherwise ok, please self-isolate and self-report at www.gunnisoncounty.org/covid19
If you are symptomatic and worsening, please call the call center. 970-641-7660
We ask that you not show up to the screening site until you call first.
If it is an emergency, never hesitate to call 911.
Primary Information Sources
Gunnison Health and Human Services Facebook page
We have heard reports about families getting their kids together for sleepovers. While we understand the hardship that closed schools and altered job schedules put on parents, we highly discourage parents from sending kids to sleepovers during this time. Children may not be symptomatic, but still could be carrying the virus. The sleepovers could cause spread back to the homes of parents and risk additional community spread.
New Public Health Orders
Gunnison County on Saturday unveiled a 3rd amended Public Health Order to better clarify the previous order. Clarifications can be found for persons who traveled away from Gunnison County for 24 hours after March 12, solo practitioners, operators of restaurants and bars, operators of laundromats, massage therapists, tattoo artists, disbursed campers, and more. Visit the website for a copy of the amended orders. If you still have general questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff at Incident Command will be taking a day of rest on Sunday. We will have a skeleton crew in place just in case there is pressing information that needs to be pushed to the public. Do NOT look for 11am or 6pm updates tomorrow. We will resume normal updates on Monday.
The screening site hours will be from 10-12 each day it is in operation. The schedule has changed so that the Gunnison site will operate on Monday and Friday each week.
The Crested Butte site will operate on Tuesday and Thursday each week. If weather permits it will be held at the Community School back parking lot. If we have a weather event, we have set up an alternate site in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square parking garage. We will be sure to update each morning with the location.
Again, do not show up to the site unannounced. Please call the call center prior to going to the screening site.
Be a good neighbor
Please call your neighbors, do they have enough supplies? Are they getting these updates? We ask that you as a community come together to help push this information to those that might not have internet access.
By the Numbers
As of 2:49 PM, we have 21 positive, 21 negative, and 75 pending tests. This document will be updated live with information.
We are seeing a slowing of self-reporting forms coming in. We will have new maps for the Monday update. A point of clarification, the maps and data that we are putting together with the self-reporting forms are NOT necessarily positive COVID-19 cases. We do have the flu that is also spreading in our community. Folks could be self-reporting and actually have the flu or another type of respiratory infection. The forms allow Health and Human Services to monitor at risk individuals, model a possible surge to the healthcare system, and get a glimpse of where COVID-19 might be in our community.
Special Shopping Hours for 60+
Most stores are operating early morning hours for those that are 60+. The reason for this is that this allows crews to clean the store overnight and those at-risk populations can shop before the rest of the general public has come into the facility.
Walmart: Starting on Tues, March 24th, Walmart will be dedicating 6:00am-7:00am hours to age 60+ every Tuesday.
Safeway will be allowing shopping for the elderly, immunocompromised, pregnant, and other people with health conditions on Tuesday and Thursday 7:00am-9:00am.
Clark’s Market in Crested Butte has Senior Shopping Hours from 8:00am-9:00am each day for residents 60+ years of age.
City Market: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00am-8:00am is available for anyone 60+.
The volunteer effort in this has been incredible.
If you have not yet signed up, please use the volunteer sign up form at www.gunnisoncounty.org/covid19 under the volunteer tab.
We have begun to see a number of grassroots volunteer networks popping up in our community. While we love to see this, we would prefer that you go through the official channel so that we can make sure that all volunteer operations are working in a safe way.
We are updating these services as fast as we can on our website under the “Community Resources” tab. If you know about some services that are not listed, please respond to this email and let us know.