Restaurant Update

If patrons choose to sit on your patio with their take out order that is acceptable. Outdoor seating is not approved for any service: food or beverage. In addition, if patrons choose to sit on your patio it will be important to have signage (see link below for an example) regarding the public health orders, physical distancing, waste disposal and limiting group size (encouraging same households sitting together). In addition, having appropriate sanitation available for hand hygiene and disinfectant for cleaning would be needed for the seating area.  Staff would be responsible for sanitizing surfaces between groups. 

Again, the State and Gunnison County Public Health order closes all restaurants and the State Public Health order is explicit in closing all indoor and outdoor seating.  Incident Command has requested a variance from the State for Gunnison County (Submitted Tuesday 5/11/2020) but has not received a response at this time. We are hopeful that there will be a response soon.  

Antibody Testing

We are working to update our dashboard with this information as we connect it into our secure database. These antibody tests will cause our state positive rate to increase dramatically. We don’t want the appearance that there is another wave of the disease that is currently active. Locally in our numbers, we will list out confirmed PCR positives like we have been. We will also list out the state positives and antibody positive tests separately.

As of this morning, there were 77 IgG positive tests that have come out of the Gunnison Valley Health testing. 

Holiday Weekend Schedule

With the Monday Holiday, we will have reduced hours over the weekend.

-Monday’s meetings and update from Incident Command will be pushed to Tuesday.

-The Call Center and Delivery Assistance Hotline will be closed on Monday.

-There will be no testing on Monday.

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.

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. 

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 1:00 p.m.

By the Numbers and Datastudio

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.

We have been getting a lot of questions about the datastudio, how often it’s updated and how people are counted.

  • There are a lot of questions about the state’s numbers vs. the county’s numbers. The state uses a “presumed positive” definition that Gunnison County does not. Gunnison County counts confirmed cases only. We have included the count of “State Presumed Positive” on both the main and Ops datastudios. For more information on what “presumed positive” means read our April 29th update.
  • The top section of Objective Data is updated at least daily and sometimes twice a day. There is a timestamp next to the title.
  • The Subjective Data section is currently updated when we hit a threshold of 10 new records. This data is pulled into a secure database from the hospital, call center and self-report forms and takes quite a bit of work to upload into the system. We are working on a system that uploads this live from our secure database but aren’t there yet.
  • You can download the raw data that is feeding the datastudio by going to the bottom right and clicking “More detailed data.” Once on this Ops Dashboard there is an option to download at that top right.