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
First Death From COVID-19 Reported in Gunnison County
We unfortunately now have confirmation of a death associated with COVID-19. The individual was tested post mortem and we just received a positive result back after nine days.
“We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and the entire community” said Gunnison County director of public health Joni Reynolds. “Gunnison County has recruited a talented and tireless team to help inform and treat the public during this global pandemic, and we’re working nonstop to prevent another death in our community related to COVID-19.
“We recognize these are trying times. However, in a region known somewhat for its collective grit, I am confident–with the full cooperation of the Gunnison Valley community–that we will one day get through this crisis.”
For more information please view our press release here: https://www.gunnisoncounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/10283/COVID19-Death-Notice-03232020-PDF?bidId=
Delivery Assistance Hotline
We have now staffed a new call center for folks needing help with food and pharmaceutical deliveries. We ask that if you are healthy and able to pick up your own groceries to please do so. This opens up City Market’s online pick-up program for individuals who are at risk, over 60 years old, and/or symptomatic or otherwise self-isolating. Phones will be manned from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week. Call (970) 641-7959 if you need a volunteer to pick up the groceries you ordered through City Market’s Pick-up Program. Volunteers can also deliver prescriptions that are ready from the City Market or Walmart pharmacies. If you generally go to the Gunnison Country Food Pantry, you can call this hotline and order Food Pantry boxes. They will also help answer any delivery type questions you may have.
By the Numbers
As of 12:59PM, we have 37 positive, 41 negative, and 58 pending tests. This document will be updated live with information.
As of 3:41 PM we now have 494 self-reporting with symptoms. 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.
New Public Health Orders
Gunnison County on Saturday unveiled a 3rd amended Public Health Order to better clarify the previous order. The orders directly address folks who have traveled away and are coming home from spring break. Those that are coming back to high-density housing are ordered to quarantine for 7 days. Those returning to normal homes are strongly encouraged to quarantine for 7 days. Anyone who has traveled out of the County is strongly encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days. Clarifications can also be found for 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
For those businesses that are still allowed to operate under the Public Health Orders, we have created an additional infographic about the extra steps you must take in order to continue operating. This infographic can be found at the bottom of the Business Resources tab on our website. www.gunnisoncounty.org/covid19