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
Please self-report if you have any symptoms and encourage others to self-report so we can have the best information. We are using this data to help us track the virus through our community and to predict a potential surge on our healthcare system.
The Emergency Department averaged 25% capacity today.
Med/Surg averaged 38% capacity today.
There were 3 patients whose symptoms worsened and they needed ICU care. All 3 were transferred to St. Mary’s. These 3 are included in the tally of 9 patients overall who have transferred out of Gunnison since the start of the incident.
Three patients are currently in beds (23% capacity). One is amber, 2 are green. Total patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 that have required hospitalization at GVH is 14, to date.
we are treating and hopeful to discharge to home in the next 24-48
Amber-not-so-stable, symptoms are worsening and we are providing extra care for them, no discharge anticipation.
Red-unstable, probably going to have to breath for them soon and likely going to transfer out or has transferred out to a higher level of care.
Our Public Health Orders
Many counties/municipalities have begun a “shelter in place” or “stay at home” order. While our Public Health Orders don’t use that specific language, our orders are among the strictest in the state. As we see the impacts at the hospital ramp up, we must reinforce the importance of continuing to adhere to our Public Health Orders. We also just received word that the Governor Polis issued “stay-at-home” orders. We are looking into how this changes the orders that are in place in Gunnison County.
Call Center Hours
The call center is now running from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Saturday, closed on Sunday.
Tomorrow, the screening site will operate in Crested Butte at the Community School from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The Screening site will operate in Gunnison on Friday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. We are set to receive another package of testing kits from the state early next week.
We are asking families to do the best they can in a very difficult situation. Gunnison County has community spread of the COVID19 virus. This virus can be passed by people who do not show symptoms. Given this situation and to protect our most vulnerable people and health care system, it is strongly recommended that families reduce social contact with other families. Consider your home and the people that live with you to be a small unit, like a small island. Keep that island as physically isolated as possible. Play dates, watching each-others kids, sleep-overs, teenagers hanging out together are all very risky activities for spreading the virus.
If you must use child care outside of your immediate family because of working or responding to the emergency, please do what you can to minimize the risk. 1) Use the same person for child care every time 2) make sure everyone is feeling healthy every day 3) the smaller the group the better 4) ask your child care helper to minimize their contact with others as well. Remember you are exposing your family not just to that person, but also to the people they interact with when they aren’t with your child. 5)In order to look out for the safety of the individual providing care it is recommended that you do not use anyone over the age of 60 or with underlying health conditions to care for your children, as these individuals are at a higher risk of serious illness from the coronavirus.
By the Numbers
As of 5:00 PM, we have 56 positive, 69 negative, and 51 pending tests. This document will be updated live with information. We will have a new map of self-reporting and call center numbers for this evening’s update.