6:00 PM 3/30/20 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
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 know that these are trying times for everyone in the community. There are a number of mental health resources available in our community.
-The Center for Mental Health has set up a free 24-hour talk line. Call 970-252-6220
-Gunnison Valley Health has a Peer Support Specialist. Call 970-596-8182
–Here is a great resource for families coping with stress from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
There is a massive task force that is working to support all of the businesses who are going through the financial strain of this pandemic. Visit the “Business Resources” section on the www.gunnisoncounty.org/covid19 website. There, we are working to distill down the assistance programs that are available. In addition, there are industry specific subgroups that are meeting weekly to discuss issues that are specific to certain industries.
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.
The screening site will be open on Tuesday in Crested Butte 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.
- Expect closed 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. 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 4:40 PM we had 179 previously symptomatic people reporting that their symptoms had resolved.
By the Numbers
As of 4:51 PM, we have 79 positive, 131 negative, and 6 pending tests. This document is updated live with information.
We have also added a Hospital section to our By the Numbers that will be updated daily.