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.
There seems to be a bit of confusion about meeting up with friends for a hike or other outdoor activity. While the order does not prohibit such activities, the order does not allow for groups to gather. The Public Health Order restricts all public gatherings to groups of 1. For purposes of outdoor recreation there is allowance for households to recreate together (ie. take a walk together or ride bikes together) with physical/social distancing. This does not mean that you can meet up with your friends that are outside of your household. We ask that you remain within your household bubble. While your friends may be asymptomatic, they could infect your household bubble and spread the virus.
Wearing Face Covers
We recommend that you cover your nose and mouth when leaving your home for essential travel to the grocery store, doctor, or pharmacy. Safely cover your face with a bandana or homemade, cotton face covering, reserving hospital grade masks for health care workers and those who are sick.
Studies indicate that there is no reason to not use a face covering as a precaution and wearing something over your nose and mouth can provide an additional layer of protection for those who must go out. Many aren’t aware they are spreading COVID-19 as they carry it without having symptoms, or their symptoms are mild. The spread of the virus occurs primarily through droplets from an infected individual, which fabrics can filter. A face covering helps lessen the risk for a healthy individual to breathe in droplets as well as lessens spread from one who may not realize they’re sick.
Wearing face coverings also serves as a strong message to others that these are not normal times, and that we all need to change our behaviors to stop a devastating epidemic.
As more residents start wearing face coverings, this action may be regarded as an act of solidarity, showing that all residents are on board with the responsible steps needed to reduce the spread of the virus.
Also, face coverings are a good way to remember not to touch your face. Wearing a face covering will deny you access to your own face and make you conscious of how often you are tempted to touch your nose and mouth.
When face coverings are combined with frequent hand washing, they reduce the transmission of infections.
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 Crested Butte screening site will be in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square parking garage today 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 9:25 AM we had 221 previously symptomatic people reporting that their symptoms had resolved.
By the Numbers
As of 8:36 AM, we have 82 positive, 137 negative, and 13 pending tests. This document is updated live with that information.
|Current Occupied Capacity (includes non-respiratory patients)||21%||8:36 AM 4/02|
|Current Admits with respiratory issues||3||8:36 AM 4/02|
|Total Admits with respiratory issues||25||8:36 AM 4/02|
|Transfers today with respiratory issues||0||8:36 AM 4/02|
|Total transfers with respiratory issues||13||8:36 AM 4/02|
We did have 3 transfers yesterday, but none were COVID-19 related.
The hospital has continued to expand their negative pressure rooms. As of this morning, they now have 10.
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