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.
Get Your Census Reporting Done
While you are home, we strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to fill out your Census information online. Recent reports show that about 50% of households in Colorado have put in their Census data but the figure for Gunnison County was a dismal 16%. The data from the census will have a very important effect on a wide variety of things for the next 10 years. This includes our representation in Congress, funding and assistance the state gets from the federal government and support that the state gives to our County. We will need all the help we can get as we work to recover from the Pandemic so it is important for everyone to make sure they are counted. Reporting online also avoids Census workers from having to go house to house to record Census data thus potentially exposing them to Coronavirus. Reporting your data is easy to do and only takes 10 minutes or so. You should have received a card in the mail giving you a Census code for your household. Just go online to 2020census.gov , enter the code for your residence and answer a few questions. Encourage your friends and family outside your residence to do it also.
Meet the Investigative Science Section
Incident Command has set up an Investigative Science Section. This group is responsible for compiling all available data to provide projections. While there will be a continued focus on keeping the curve flat, they will advise on the potential impacts of relaxing some restrictions. They are researching which restrictions have the least impact on health and highest positive impact. The data that is compiled by this group will help to advise Public Health Director Joni Reynolds as she looks to relax certain restrictions within the most recently amended Public Health Order.
Dr. Jason Hogan
Dr. Jason Hogan is a Board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician and has been a full-time ED provider at Gunnison Valley Health (GVH) since January 2019 with the title of Director of Trauma Services. Prior to working at GVH, Jason worked in largely underserved hospital systems in the Southeast and Texas. He went to Medical School at the University of Virginia and did his residency at the Vanderbilt University Department of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Hannah Heinrich
Dr. Hannah Heinrich has been volunteering at GVH EMS since 2016 and recently has been added to staff as of 2019 as an EMS Provider for GVH. She is an industry and international expert in occupational health and safety, has a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences with tremendous scientific advancement and invention in the medical and engineering sciences. She is here from Germany on an EB-2 Visa “Person of National Interest from Scientific Achievement.” Hannah is an international expert for electromagnetic fields and their interaction with human physiology. She has specialties in neuroscience with stated achievements such as the first repetitive non-invasive trans-cranial neurostimulator for functional diagnostic and brain mapping. Her lab was responsible for major achievements in modern day CT machines and their power systems greatly reducing the size needed to house CT equipment. This among many, many other achievements.
Erik Neimeyer has a degree in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico. He has spent most of his 25+ year career becoming an expert in software performance optimization while working for a top 5 technology company. He has used those skills to establish a long history of success improving user-experiences on computing devices across the industry. This experience allows him to bring a strong background in applied data science, technical leadership and strong problem-solving skills to the research group.
William Spicer brings expertise in the area of mathematical modeling. He has a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. He started his career working as a research scientist for the UK Ministry of Defence, and is currently the Senior Appraiser Analyst for the Gunnison County Assessor’s Office. In that role, he is responsible for developing the mass appraisal models used to value residential properties.
Jeff Moffett, Ph.D.
Jeff Moffett has lived in Gunnison County for 21 years. Jeff earned his M.S. in Econometrics and Ph.D. in Applied Statistics at the University of Washington, before moving to Crested Butte in 1999. Jeff worked at CBMR for 13 years in marketing, pricing, planning and air service development. Seven years ago, Jeff launched Triple Point Strategic Consulting and has helped many clients across the western U.S. and Canada in the areas of business and economic development, marketing, pricing and political strategy. Jeff is currently a member of the Tourism and Prosperity Partnership staff and former board president.
Mike Pelletier brings mapping and economic analysis to the team, using skills gained from his job as GIS Manager with Gunnison County. He has a couple degrees from Virginia Tech and enjoys paying attention to life’s daily hints.
Ian Billick, Ph.D.
After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California-San Diego for field work done at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Ian Billick worked as a research scientist at the University of Houston and was a visiting faculty member at Truman State University (Missouri). He is currently Chair of Leadership Council for National Science Foundation-funded biology programs in undergraduate research. He’s been Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory since 2000 and lives full-time in the Crested Butte area where he is raising two sons, Cormac and Giles, with his wife Jennie.
Jennifer Hoeting is a professor of statistics at Colorado State University. She offered statistical assistance to Gunnison County to help with the outbreak. She wanted to help the people of Gunnison County because they might not have seen some of the resources available to the people in larger counties within the state. She has been visiting the Gunnison Valley for many years.
Beginning next week, the screening site will be moving to a different schedule.
Monday from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in Gunnison
Wednesday from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in Crested Butte
Friday testing will be by appointment and reserved for healthcare, law enforcement, EMS, and fire employees only.
We have seen a decrease in the number of screenings at the testing site. We are hoping to give the staff a bit of a break in anticipation of a larger scale testing of the community in the future.
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 3:55 PM we had 32 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 101 positive, 203 negative, and 6 pending tests. This document is updated live with that information.
|Situational Awareness at Gunnison Valley Hospital (GVH):|
|Admissions Currently at GVH with Respiratory Symptoms||4||3:55 PM 4/16|
|Red (if condition worsens, will be transfered)||0||3:55 PM 4/16|
|Amber (requires moderate amount of interference)||0||3:55 PM 4/16|
|Green (requires minimal amount of interference)||4||3:55 PM 4/16|
|Admissions To-Date from 3/09/2020||32||3:55 PM 4/16|
|COVID-19 Transfers To-Date from 3/18/2020||17||3:55 PM 4/16|
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 tomorrow.