5:00 PM 4/13/20 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


Gunnison Health and Human Services Facebook page

Please self-report if you have any symptoms or have overcome your symptoms. 

Third Death

Gunnison County’s department of Health and Human Services announced its third death from the coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, 4/11. 

“We are saddened to announce another loss of life,” said Gunnison County Public Health Director Joni Reynolds. “We offer our deepest condolences to family and friends. The Public Health Order is aggressive and designed to protect the community. We have begun to hit the plateau phase showing that we are slowing the spread of this disease. This tells us that all of you in the community are doing great work staying vigilant.”

The Dance

While there are signs that the impacts of this disease are leveling off, we will continue to see people getting sick. This plateau phase could last a while. We must keep spread at a level that will not overrun our healthcare system. As we move into this new phase, there will be a delicate dance between loosening of restrictions while also keeping the spread to a manageable level. 

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.

Grocery and prescription delivery 7 days per week

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 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Self-Report as Resolved

At 4:52 PM we had 300 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 4:45 PM, we have 100 positive, 195 negative, and 9 pending tests. This document is updated live with that information. 

Situational Awareness at Gunnison Valley Hospital (GVH):

Admissions Currently at GVH with Respiratory Symptoms34:45 PM 4/13
Red (if condition worsens, will be transfered)04:45 PM 4/13
Amber (requires moderate amount of interference)04:45 PM 4/13
Green (requires minimal amount of interference)34:45 PM 4/13
Admissions To-Date from 3/09/2020314:45 PM 4/13
COVID-19 Transfers To-Date from 3/18/2020134:45 PM 4/13

We are working towards a new Google Data Studio that will reflect all of our numbers in live updated graphs. We hope to launch by this week.