Contact Tracing App
We are trying to gauge the level of interest in a contact tracing app. This app would be optional for anyone who chooses to participate. We are using this survey to determine whether county residents would be willing to download and use a digital contact tracing app. Survey responses will help us to gauge whether it would be a worthwhile investment of time to develop an app for use here.
Digital contact tracing apps were developed as a tool to slow the spread of COVID-19. If an app is created for Gunnison County, it will NOT track users’ locations. Instead, the app will use Bluetooth to determine proximity to other devices and duration of time to aid in assessing the potential for viral transmission. If someone with the app installed on their device reports that they tested positive for COVID-19, everyone with the app who came into contact with the infected person will be notified so they can self-isolate and get tested. Here is a more detailed breakdown of how a digital contact tracing app could work in Gunnison County.
Are you interested in using a contact tracing app? Fill out the survey.
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
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 email@example.com 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.