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.
Business Sector Plans
We have been receiving business sector plans from the various subgroups lead by the ICELab. On Friday, we responded to both the Lodging and Guide/Outfitters plans to safely reopen. These plans showed how the businesses will operate in a creative and safe way.
Currently the State continues to restrict travel for only “necessary” purposes through May 26th. Based on State guidance, we will look to lift restrictions on our businesses that cater to travel on a similar timeframe. The following dates could change based on indicators here and direction from the State.
Short term lodging
- The goal is to phase in over the month of May and June
- Immediately lodges may begin preparations for opening
- May 15th lodges should plan to open with <25% capacity for parties currently in the County including residents, non-resident homeowners, and essential workers
- May 27th is an appropriate target for lodges to open with up to 50% capacity to tourism
- June 10th is the target for 75% capacity
- June 24th 100% capacity
Guides and Outfitters
- May 15th guides should plan to begin, with an exemption, for residents, non-resident homeowners and essential workers who are in the County
- May 27th is an appropriate target for opening for all visitors, tourists, residents and essential workers unless there is a change in the State Directive restricting in-state travel
In addition to these sector plans, we received 4 more plans this weekend. We will work to respond to those early this coming week.
We are now testing six days per week. Testing is still scheduled via the Call Center and is required to be tested.
The screening sites in Gunnison on Monday (10 a.m.-noon) and Crested Butte on Wednesday (10 a.m.-noon) will continue to operate. We have added testing by appointment in the GVH parking lot on Tuesday (9-10 a.m.), Thursday (9-10 a.m.), Friday (9-10 a.m.) and Saturday (9-10 a.m.).
Patients who contact the Call Center and are instructed to be swabbed will either be sent to a screening site or receive an appointment, depending on the day of the call. There will be 6-8 appointments available per scheduled day, with at least 2 appointments reserved for essential workers.
A primary goal of the new screening-site schedule is to provide NP-swab testing for COVID-19 to individuals within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms.
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.
By the Numbers
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.