Potential Uptick

There are currently growing cases in many of our neighboring counties and states. In addition, we have seen an uptick in symptomatic callers to our call center. We have averaged 2.7 symptomatic calls per day for the first 21 days of June. We have had 7, 10, and 11 symptomatic callers per day since 6/22. We want to encourage anyone with symptoms to report their symptoms online and call the call center.  We cannot let our guard down. The best way that we can continue to keep our economy open is to remain vigilant with masking, social distancing, and hand washing.

Masks Available at the Visitor’s Centers

The visitor centers at both ends of the valley continue to have masks available. Incident Command is dropping another shipment of cloth reusable masks today and tomorrow.

Public Meeting

For next week, 6/29, we will be talking about plans for Western Colorado University and the Gunnison Watershed School District fall plans. Sign up ahead of time for the zoom webinar here. We will also be live streaming the meeting onto Gunnison County Health and Human Services Facebook page.

Call Center Hours 970-641-7660

Here is an infographic around the call tree from that you get when calling the call center.

The call center will be operating 8am-12pm Monday-Friday. For those needing assistance outside of those hours, please leave a message. There will also be someone monitoring the callcenter@gunnisoncounty.orgemail. 

Delivery Assistance Update

Prescriptions deliveries will be scheduled any day of the week, but they will only be delivered on Tuesday and Fridays.

We ask that you only use this service 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. The Gunnison Senior Transportation Dispatch will now be fielding calls at (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.

Screening Site

The screening site is located only at GVH Monday through Saturday starting at 9:00 AM. The site will be located in the large north entrance parking lot and operate out of a shed. We ask that you please call the call center ahead to schedule an appointment at 970-641-7660.

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.

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.