Positives and Indicator Updates
We had 0 new positive results come in today. For the last 14 days, we have seen 21 positive results. Our testing positivity of 8.26% and positives in a given 7 day period continue to meet two indicators for a move to yellow. No other indicators have been met at this time. While there was a slight uptick in GVH employees out sick at 5.8%, that number is actually trending down from a peak two days ago.
While our healthcare system is busy locally and across the Western Slope, we do still have capacity. We currently don’t have any patients at the hospital with Covid-19. The other indicators that would move us to yellow are around our ability to give care. Thus far, we are in strong standing.
With the uptick, we would like to take this time to remind everyone that our actions today will drive our success in the future. Please consider your interactions and whether or not they are necessary.
Based on the state’s definition of 2 or more positive test results in one setting, McDonalds has been considered an outbreak with 3 positive tests. McDonalds has been cooperative with Public Health throughout the process. The business continues to be voluntarily closed while employee results come back. There is no evidence of spread beyond staff and their close contacts.
Virtual Town Hall
We are working to get an ER Doctor to present on updates to treatment and long term effects of COVID-19. Sign up for the zoom meeting here. As always, the event will also be live streamed to the Gunnison County Health and Human Services Facebook page.
Call Center Hours 970-641-7660
Here is an infographic of the call center call tree.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The screening site is located at GVH Monday through Saturday starting at 9:00 AM. Testing requires an appointment ahead of time. The call center is only open Monday-Friday. If you are seeking a test on Saturday, you will have to have a prior appointment. The site is 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.
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.
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.