6:00 PM 3/28/20 Update
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
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.
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 will be open on Monday in Gunnison from 10am-12pm.
Do not show up to the site unannounced. Please call the call center (970) 641-7660 prior to going to the screening site.
Call Center Hours
The call center is now running from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Saturday, closed on Sunday. 970-641-7660
We have officially launched a new and more user-friendly website. If you have any feedback, please let us know.
We are all excited that the trails are drying up and we can get outside to play. Please understand that we are privileged to be able to do so and we must continue to adhere to the Public Health Orders.
PUBLIC LANDS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF GUNNISON COUNTY
Practice Social Distancing on Trails During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Rules: Be a Responsible Trail User During COVID-19
- Go explore: Your groups may NOT consist of any person outside your residence. Do not congregate at base area or trailheads.
- Keep your distance: Stay 10 feet from all other trail users.
- No bathrooms: Use Leave No Trace practices.
- Come prepared: Have your own water, food and gear so you do not need to share.
- Wash your hands: Practice proper hygiene and sanitation.
- Take it easy: There is extremely limited medical support throughout Gunnison County.
- Have fun: Enjoy our rarefied air!
Gunnison County Public Lands are open to residents of Gunnison County only. Visitors, please return to your primary place of residence. Bathrooms are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay 10 feet from all other trail users.
4th Amended Public Health Orders
After reviewing the State Executive orders and the new State Public Health Orders, Public Health Director, Joni Reynolds issued a 4th set of Public Health Orders late on 3/26/2020. The main change in the language is surrounding what constitutes an “event” the state level orders did not align with our orders on this front. Now an “event” is defined as any gathering of more than 1 person that doesn’t reside within the same residence. The new order also pushes the sunset date of the orders back to April 11th to coincide with the state’s order. For a copy of the new orders, visit https://covid19.gunnisoncounty.org/community-resources/public-health-orders/. The Gunnison County Public Health Order is more restrictive than that of CDPHE and therefore controls over the state’s order. Our new infographics for the overall Public Health Orders as well as Business Protocols are attached.
Self Report as Resolved
As we are beginning to see some individuals run the course of this virus, we would like to ask that you start reporting on when your symptom resolve date is. When did you recover from your symptoms? RECOVERY defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications for 72 hours and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and, at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Please fill out the following form.
At 3:41 PM we had 136 previously symptomatic people reporting that their symptoms had resolved.
By the Numbers
As of 4:48 PM, we have 76 positive, 96 negative, and 44 pending tests. This document is updated live with information.
GVH is currently at 29% capacity with 5 admits who have respiratory symptoms. Over the course of the incident, we have 20 admits with respiratory symptoms. Since the beginning of the incident we have transferred 10 people.