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.
While we have a continued focus on increasing diverse testing capabilities, we do currently have 1,000 tests available. Thus far we have efficiently used the testing we have with one of the most successful screening sites in the state. Our site has an in-person consultation with a physician from a parking lot. As we reopen, we will strategize the use of our available testing to individuals with symptoms, at risk individuals, essential employees, and aggressive contact tracing with a focus on areas of recent reopening. While testing is a cornerstone to reopening, it is not our only tool to track this disease. Symptom reporting, while not perfect, is one of our best early indicators that we may soon see an increased impact on the hospital. If you are feeling symptomatic, please report and isolate yourself. We will take all of these clues and continually plug this data back into our ever-improving modeling.
Paycheck Protection Program
Just two of our local banks alone have had over 150 PPP loans approved to date (with more expected). The PPP loans approved total over $13M for local businesses.
Based on this total, it is estimated that a minimum of 1,250 jobs were saved (temporarily) through PPP in Gunnison County.
Public Health Orders
The 7th Amended Public Health Order expires on April 26 and will be immediately replaced by an 8th Amended Public Health Order. This order is our first step into the “dance” or stabilization period of this pandemic response. We are working to better understand the state guidelines before we finalize our Order. State guidance will be coming in the next day or two so it will take the weekend to get the final decisions on the Public Health Order revisions. Below are the steps being considered:
-Non-resident homeowners being welcomed back with a mandatory 7-day isolation upon their arrival. We will ask that they let us know when they plan to arrive and who in their family will be arriving.
-Residents leaving the county for less than 24 hours will not be required to self-isolate for 7 days. All travelers are highly recommended to self-isolate when they return.
-Looking to align with the state on personal services with hair salons, etc. Not including limited personal training.
-Childcare centers to open with a priority for essential workers.
-Library open to curbside service.
-Retail open to customers with public health measures and guidance.
-Moving group size to no more than 10.
Call Center Hours Changing April 27th
Starting on April 27th, the call center will be operating 8am-12pm Monday-Friday. For those needing assistance outside of those hours, there will be someone monitoring the email@example.com email. The Delivery Assistance Hotline will keep its same hours, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
Emergency Childcare for Essential and Emergency Workers Is Coming Soon to Gunnison County.
Early Childhood Centers and Home Providers have been working hard to be able to reopen as safely as possible and will be following guidelines from our local public health agency. For more information on who is eligible for Emergency Childcare go here and click on “Background.” To sign up for the program go here.
Grocery and prescription delivery 5 days per week
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, 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The screening site will continue on the following 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.
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.
Self-Report as Resolved
At 4:58 PM we had 355 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 3:40 PM, we have 103 positive, 248 negative, and 10 pending tests.
Our Google data studio is live on the website. 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.