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 or have overcome your symptoms.
Call Center Update
Please reserve the main call center line for questions regarding illness and potential testing. If you have more general questions, please direct them to the email@example.com email address. The Call Center will now be closed on Saturday and Sunday. The Call Center will continue operation 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday.
Work to develop rapid point of care and immune response testing is still underway. Gunnison Valley Hospital is participating in one such validation study. If you have already been tested, we encourage you to participate in this follow up test. Until this other type of test is validated, the testing is only open to those that have done the other routine swab RNA genetic based test. Once validated, this type of testing will allow us to get a true picture of our community. The point of care testing, much like a strep test you have seen at the doctor, will allow for us to immediately quarantine a sick individual and track their potential exposures. The immune response testing will begin to give us information on the immunity (protection) levels in our community. If you have previously been tested for COVID-19 via the RNA test, please contact the GVH lab to participate in this validation study. 970-641-7259.
Thanks to Essential Workers
There has been tremendous community support for the healthcare and emergency management teams. Let us not forget the sacrifice that others are making to keep us fed, our lights on, and our water running. Sometimes their work is done behind the scenes and invisible to many, yet it’s critical. We cannot thank them enough for the work they have done to keep our community going.
Center for Mental Health
The Center for Mental Health has a free talk line that is open 24 hours per day at 970-252-6220.
100 Test being overnighted
We received word from the State that we will be overnighted 100 additional test kits.
7 Days per week food delivery
While the Call Center (970-641-7660) is not operating on weekends, the Delivery Assistance Hotline is.
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.
Non-resident Exemption Form
Please allow up to 5 days to hear back on the non-resident exemption forms.
The review process is underway for all the forms that have been submitted. The review process is completed for each request individually, one by one with a focus on safety considerations. Priorities for approvals are prioritized based on safety for individuals and preventing risks for the community. The non-resident exemption form can be found on our website here.
The screening site will again operate in Crested Butte at the Community School on Thursday, 4/09/2020 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.
Self-Report as Resolved
At 4:31 PM we had 293 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. If your symptoms have resolved, please fill out the following form.
By the Numbers
As of 4:18 PM, we have 95 positive, 164 negative, and 20 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||4:18 PM 4/08|
|Red (if condition worsens, will be transfered)||0||4:18 PM 4/08|
|Amber (requires moderate amount of interference)||0||4:18 PM 4/08|
|Green (requires minimal amount of interference)||3||4:18 PM 4/08|
|Admissions To-Date from 3/09/2020||30||4:18 PM 4/08|
|COVID-19 Transfers To-Date from 3/18/2020||13||4:18 PM 4/08|