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.
General contractors are asked to submit an exemption form to continue working. If the General Contractor includes all of the subcontractors on the form, then the subcontractors are approved to work on that job site and do not need to submit a separate exemption request. If the General Contractor does not include all of the subcontractors then each subcontractor is required to submit an exemption request.
Delivery Assistance Hotline
If you are at risk and self-isolating at home, ill with Covid-19 symptoms, or quarantined and need groceries or prescriptions delivered to your home; call (970) 641-7959. Deliveries are by drivers trained to safely handle your order and are available throughout the valley 7 days a week from 9:00 till 5:00.
Gunnison Country Food Pantry
Gunnison Country Food Pantry continues to provide food assistance to those-in-need during the current emergency. Visit the pantry Monday 1:00-4:00, Wednesday 1:00-7:00, or Thursday 10:00-2:00 on the southwest corner Ohio and Main. Call (970) 641-7959 if you need food from the pantry delivered to your home and are self-isolating, ill with Covid-19 symptoms, or quarantined.
The current testing we are sending to the state is an RNA test that looks for genetic material from the virus. While this process is extremely accurate, it is slower and only shows if a patient has an active infection. The testing helps us to track down clusters and understand that it is in our community. Scientists are currently in a race to validate (via the FDA) other forms of testing. Many of these new serologic tests are looking at immune response and can show if someone has had the virus in the past and if they have built up immunity to it. This is what would help us in a more community wide type of testing. It is something that we are very actively pursuing, as is the rest of the world. As mentioned in last night’s update, GVH has launched a validation study with Vibrant America. This will be measuring the immune response in individuals who have already been through the RNA test that the state is doing. The reason that the test is only currently open to those that have been tested is that they are working to get validation of the new Vibrant test to ensure its accuracy. Once a test like this is validated, we hope to be able to do a larger sample of the community and find out who has had the virus, who currently has the virus, and who has built up an immunity to the virus. We also will have results much faster than the current RNA testing. If you have been tested for COVID-19 already, please reach out to Tina Wilson at GVH to participate in this validation study. 970-641-7259
The Crested Butte screening site will be in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square parking garage for Thursday, 4/2, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.
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
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 5:13 PM we had 215 previously symptomatic people reporting that their symptoms had resolved.
By the Numbers
As of 4:22 PM, we have 80 positive, 131 negative, and 23 pending tests. This document is updated live with that information.
|Current Occupied Capacity (includes non-respiratory patients)||13%||5:21 PM 4/01|
|Current Admits with respiratory issues||3||5:21 PM 4/01|
|Total Admits with respiratory issues||25||5:21 PM 4/01|
|Transfers today with respiratory issues||0||5:21 PM 4/01|
|Total transfers with respiratory issues||13||5:21 PM 4/01|
We unfortunately had our data guru’s computer go down this afternoon and don’t have a map or dashboard for this evening. This information is still alive and well in our cloud but needs to be compiled by our data experts. We will do our best to add to tomorrow morning’s update.