5:00 PM 4/4/20 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 or have overcome your symptoms.
Keep up the good work!
We have come together as a community and we have seen the positive impacts of our adherence to the strict Public Health Orders. Thus far, we have been able to manage the impacts on the hospital. Although some data shows that we might be past our initial surge on the hospital, we cannot relax restrictions now. If we don’t remain vigilant, we could end up with a new even larger surge on our healthcare system. The impact on surrounding tertiary medical centers continues to ramp up. With no ICU beds locally, we cannot risk another surge. We may need to transfer individuals out but may not be able to because of limited availability at other hospitals.
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. The health and safety of everyone is paramount in our strict Public Health Orders. We were forced to ban people from coming to the valley that they cherish much like we do. We do this not out of selfishness, we do this out of love. It is not safe to travel and it isn’t safe for anyone to come here. We have among the highest case rate per capita in the country. We are at war with this virus in our community. While these orders might be taking away some of our typical freedoms, the goal is to protect all individuals regardless of where they live. We must make some sacrifice for the greater good of each other.
Gunnison County Sheriff John Gallowich and Public Health Director Joni Reynolds spoke to enforcement of the 5th Amended Public Health Orders in this recorded Q&A. There is a coordinated effort between all law enforcement in the area to address non-compliance. While the hope is that we will have voluntary adherence to the orders, law enforcement is ready to act if need be. Sacrificing our freedoms today will save lives tomorrow. We care deeply about all lives!
Non-resident Exemption Form
The non-resident exemption form can be found on our website here.
We understand that there are extenuating circumstances and many non-resident homeowners were here before this thing took hold of our community. Joni Reynolds plans to look at these on a case by case basis and make a call that keeps the safety of everyone at the top of mind.
The screening site will again operate in Crested Butte at the Community School on Tuesday, 4/07/2020 from 10:00AM-12:00PM.
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
At 4:56 PM we had 274 previously symptomatic people reporting that their symptoms had resolved.
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.
By the Numbers
As of 4:26 PM, we have 93 positive, 163 negative, and 14 pending tests. This document is updated live with that information.
|Situational Awarenes at Gunnison Valley Hospital (GVH):||
|Admissions Currently at GVH with Respiratory Symptoms||3||4:42 PM 4/06|
|Red (if condition worsens, will be transfered)||0||4:42 PM 4/06|
|Amber (requires moderate amount of interference)||0||4:42 PM 4/06|
|Green (requires minimal amount of interference)||3||4:42 PM 4/06|
|Admissions To-Date from 3/09/2020||29||4:42 PM 4/06|
|COVID-19 Transfers To-Date from 3/18/2020||13||4:42 PM 4/06|