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
Please self-report if you have any symptoms or have overcome your symptoms.
In the Media
Healthier Colorado and The Colorado Health Foundation launched a statewide survey to measure and understand the concerns, needs, experiences, and attitudes of Coloradans on the coronavirus pandemic.
Among the key findings:
- A majority of Coloradans support staying at home over reopening the economy
- Young Coloradans and those living on low incomes share greater burden of pandemic impact
- Coloradans are both hopeful that the future will be better, but fear the worst has yet to come
For more information about the survey, which was updated today with full data, visit healthiercolorado.org.
Friendly Reminder: Parks and Playgrounds
Playgrounds are considered high-risk recreation as they have “high-touch equipment,” and they continue to be closed. Parks are open, but social distancing is required as are the limits to group sizes (10 or less).
We have done an incredible job as a community in fighting back this disease. Further openings depend on how well we do today and this week. At this point, restrictions could go either way. If we do a good job, we will likely be able to open things up. Let’s all double down now in May to save July.
Business Assistance Programs
City of Gunnison
COVID‐19 Business Relief Grant program is an innovative
approach to provide some immediate support for entrepreneurial small businesses
within the City of Gunnison. The intention of this program is to help keep
small businesses in a position to get through this transition from our initial
response to the virus to beginning to open for business with public
health orders and measures in place.
Grant applications are available on the City of Gunnison’s website.
Applications will be evaluated on a first‐come, first served basis and the program will automatically be discontinued once available funds have been exhausted. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Details can be found on this Press Release.
Town of Crested Butte
The Town of Crested Butte has allocated $100,000, from reserves, for this grant program. Individual grant awards will be up to a maximum of $2,500. The goal is to provide some immediate support for the Town’s entrepreneurial small businesses. It is intended to be a bridge grant, helping the business to get through the next 30-60 days while other relief options are pursued. The grant program is to help keep small businesses in a position to re-open as soon as the COVID-19 crisis passes. Applications must demonstrate the path to re-opening as soon as possible. Complete applications, meeting all the criteria, will be prioritized. Final grant approvals will be at the discretion of the Town Finance Director and the related Town Council Committee. Details
Gunnison County Pay It Forward Program
On April 29, 2020, Gunnison County, in partnership with Region 10, established its “Pay It Forward” COVID-19 Business Emergency Loan Fund to help assist businesses located in Gunnison County that have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus. That application process has now been closed.
The Pay It Forward loan program was created and funded by Gunnison County with an initial investment of $250,000, with all loans being managed by Region 10. Approximately 60 businesses submitted applications for up to $7,500 to Region 10 as of 1:30 pm today, when the decision was made to close the application process. All applications submitted before the closure will receive a response directly from Region 10 by the close of business on Monday, May 4, 2020.
To further assist local business owners who are in need of funding, Region 10 has identified the following additional loan sources:
Colorado Lending Source
The Center for Mental Health
The Center Support Line is free and available to our communities 24/7 for anyone feeling stressed, anxious, or just needing someone to talk to. Call 970.252.6220. www.centermh.org/supportline.
They are hosting Facebook live “Coping with COVID” chats every Tuesday at 12 pm. https://www.facebook.com/centermh/.
The www.centermh.org/covid19 page has been updated with lots of useful behavioral health resources, including information on how to gain free access to the myStrength app for individual use.
Call Center Hours
The call center will be operating 8am-12pm Monday-Friday. For those needing assistance outside of those hours, there will be someone monitoring the firstname.lastname@example.org email. The Delivery Assistance Hotline will keep its same hours, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
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.
By the Numbers
As of 3:30 PM, we have 106 positive, 290 negative, and 15 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.