Happy Independence Day

We all look forward to celebrating Independence Day. We ask that you do so responsibly. It is up to you to stay in the blue and keep our businesses open. Your commitment to hand hygiene, social distancing, and masking up will keep our economy running. Our neighboring counties have also gone into stage 1 fire restrictions. We ask that you celebrate safely so we don’t impact our already strained emergency services.

By the Numbers Dashboard

We are working to update our dashboards to better reflect how our standing is within the coronameter indicator guidelines. We hope to have this new look launched next week. In the meantime, the “All Test Data” section in the detailed dashboard is now live feeding as soon as results are entered into our database. This section will show you how many people are tested by day and what their results are. In addition, if you right click, you can download a .csv of the raw data.

Variance to State Denied

After a long wait, we received word from the state that our variance request does not fit their “Safer at Home” variance framework. We were urged to reapply in the “Protect Our Neighbors” stage. The state will begin accepting applications on Monday and we plan to submit as soon as they open up.

Public Meeting

For Monday, July 6th, our virtual town hall will cover the business surveys and our new economic recovery dashboard. The presentation will delve into the economic impacts that the pandemic has had on our community. As always, we will follow the presentation with a Q&A session. Sign up ahead of time for the zoom webinar here. We will also be streaming live to the Gunnison County Health and Human Services Facebook page.

July 4th Testing

Our testing site will not be running on Saturday, July 4th

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.