5:00 PM 4/17/20 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.

State vs Local #’s

The state of Colorado has recently changed its definition of a positive case and that has caused a discrepancy in our local counts and the state level counts. We are working to align those counts. The changes are around the state counting the probable positive cases while we have only been counting the confirmed positives and presumed positive.


Confirmed Positive

Case who has tested positive using a molecular amplification detection test (such as PCR)

Presumed Positive:

At the beginning the state ran our results and those were considered presumed positive until the CDC ran the verification of that test. This piece to the process is no longer happening.

Probable Positive

Meets clinical criteria* AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing


Meets clinical criteria* AND has tested positive using an antigen or serologic FDA approved test


Has an epidemiologic link AND has tested positive using an antigen or serologic FDA approved test


Has a death certificate that lists COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19. 

Last night’s update had a couple of inaccuracies around the census. Everyone who has a PO Box has not received mail around the census. Folks with PO boxes normally get their information hand delivered by an enumerator, but because of COVID-19 operations have been put on hold until at least June 1. However, these folks need to know that they do not need to have received any mail/paperwork from the Bureau, and thus the address code, to fill out the census. All they have to do is go to https://my2020census.gov/ or call 844-330-2020 and give their address to start the survey. 
Our response rate is now at 25.5%. We still have work to do!

Screening Site

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 4:47 PM we had 327 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 3:18 PM, we have 103 positive, 208 negative, and 20 pending tests.

The By the Numbers document as you have known it is being phased out. Our new Google data studio is live here. The main page is a breakdown. There is more detail in a link in the bottom right corner for those that want to dig in further.

We can update and adapt this data platform. Please let us know if there are pieces of information that we are not portraying that you would like to see.