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 or have overcome your symptoms.
In an effort to open up some time for other tasks, we will be moving to a once per day update at 5:00 PM Monday-Saturday. We will however send out any “breaking news” as needed.
The county now has nine weekly industry subgroup meetings where business owners and leaders are discussing best practices on getting through the COVID-19 crisis by discussing controllable factors. Notes from these meetings are being shared with the Economic Task Force, which meets weekly as well. Resource requests and questions (139 so far) from the industry subgroups are being answered as quickly and completely as possible by the Economic Task Force. Summaries of this information can be found at https://covid19.gunnisoncounty.org/businesses/.
A Letter from Gunnison Watershed School District
Hello Gunnison Watershed School District Community –
This video message announces that GWSD is suspending in-person classes for the remainder of this school year for all schools in the district. Extracurricular activities, athletics, field trips, and all traditional end-of-year events as scheduled are canceled (this includes graduations).
E-Learning/Distance Learning continues according to our school calendar for the remaining 8 or 9 weeks of the year. Crested Butte’s spring break April 20-24 will occur as planned (no e-learning that week).
This is not a suspension of hope! By making this call, we eliminate tremendous uncertainty about what’s happening with the remainder of the school year. By knowing what is coming, we can focus our energies on creating the best e-learning/distance learning possible. We can also work hard to create the most meaningful end-of-year experiences possible, including graduations and more. We welcome and need your input for these milestone events! Please keep your ideas flowing with your teachers and principals.
I will continue to work tirelessly to eliminate internet access problems some families are facing. Spectrum is offering two months of free service to families with students. IC Connex is offering free service in their WiFi area in the City of Gunnison. IC Connex and Xtream Internet will troubleshoot particular cases to get families access. I’m working with ViaSat and HughesNet to find solutions for our families who need satellite internet. Customers can ask CenturyLink for the best speeds they can provide. The district still has Verizon hotspots available to provide internet service to families in range of cell service.
Grab-n-Go meal service will continue through the end of the year. Preschool tuition paid in advance and spring activity fees will be refunded in full. Summer Experience is still being planned! We are hopeful that we might still be able to offer a robust program this summer.
Watershed Family – we are Watershed Strong, and together we’ve got this. We remain committed to our mission of ensuring that every student succeeds. Thank you for partnering with us on this unexpected adventure.
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 plan is to run the screening site in Gunnison tomorrow, 4/3 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If the wind changes things we will push out a special email and social media post on a closure.
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 5:02 PM we had 234 previously symptomatic people reporting that their symptoms had resolved.
By the Numbers
As of 4:57 PM, we have 83 positive, 143 negative, and 4 pending tests. This document is updated live with that information.
|Current Occupied Capacity (includes non-respiratory patients)||21%||4:57 PM 4/02|
|Current Admits with respiratory issues||3||4:57 PM 4/02|
|Total Admits with respiratory issues||25||4:57 PM 4/02|
|Transfers today with respiratory issues||0||4:57 PM 4/02|
|Total transfers with respiratory issues||13||4:57 PM 4/02|