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.
We are continually searching for the best available community testing. The issue is that the whole world is also after similar testing. While there are a number of tests available, most are still working to be verified as valid and reliable. In speaking with researchers at the University of Colorado, it is thought that a viable test will be approved within the next 3-4 weeks. We want to make sure that the testing we do is going to give us the best data possible. In the meantime, we started the process for fecal testing through a company called Bio Bot. The samples will be collected from wastewater treatment plants and should give us a sense of the magnitude of the virus in our community over time. We are also pursuing a number of viability tests through outfits like Vibrant America Clinical and Henry Schein.
Other than Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical care there are no national supply chain issues reported. Interstate supply chain management remains intact.. Locally there are shortages of staples like rice, flour and toilet paper. This is a result of hoarding and does not reflect the community mindset that many of you carry in your daily lives.
When you visit the grocery store we do encourage that you stock up for a long-term “stay at home” period, but do so with others in mind. Buying more than you need for that 2-3 week period is a disservice to other members of your community, especially seniors and those with underlying conditions. Doing so forces community members that need staple items to return more frequently to check on stock. This is counter-productive to the “stay at home” order.
Our message to you is: Hoarding hurts your neighbor. Stock up to stay home, but do not hoard. There is enough for everyone if we all think of our community first.
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 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 areas 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.
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 9:55 AM we had 164 previously symptomatic people reporting that their symptoms had resolved.
By the Numbers
As of 8:37 AM, we have 80 positive, 129 negative, and 7 pending tests. This document is updated live with information.