5/8/20 Update

New Public Health Order

A new Public Health Order will be signed early next week. The revised PHO is expected to include updates for the following categories:

  • Alignment with Business Sector Plan responses.
  • Acknowledging Places of Worship as Essential Human Service
  • Exempt AA and NA sessions
  • Potential state variance on campgrounds, places of worship, restaurants/bars.
  • 60+ age restriction to 65+ to align with the state
  • Masks for employees and staff who interact with customers or clients

Screening Site

The screening site will continue to operate 6 days per week with modified times. Testing is still scheduled via the Call Center and is required to be tested.

  • Monday at Gunnison HHS from 8:30-10:00AM
  • Tuesday by appointment at GVH
  • Wednesday in Crested Butte from 8:30-10:00AM
  • Thursday by appointment at GVH
  • Friday by appointment at GVH and also for Medical, EMS, and Fire by appointment in Crested Butte
  • Saturday by appointment at GVH

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. 

Importance of Self-Reporting

One of the best tools to provide early warnings of spread in the community is to self-report as symptomatic. If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, even if they are mild, please self-report and isolate yourself.

Memorial Day Reminder

While Memorial Day traditionally serves as the unofficial start of summer, this year’s holiday weekend will be nontraditional on account of local and state measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please keep in mind that Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 23-Monday, May 25) falls before the conclusion of the most recently amended Public Health Order on Tuesday, May 26. Until then, travel within Gunnison County is restricted to “essential,” and visitors to Gunnison County are prohibited. As such, Gunnison County residents should also plan to stay local for Memorial Day. The state is restricting travel and many other counties are also prohibiting visitation. 

The Center for Mental Health

We have consolidated the Center for Mental Health’s resources to this page on our website.

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 callcenter@gunnisoncounty.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.