Positives and Indicator Updates
Although we are awaiting three tests on August 14th, currently in the seven-day period from Aug. 10-Aug. 16, we have had only one day with three or more positive tests. In the 14-day period from Aug. 3-Aug. 16, positivity has continued to decrease and is now at 7.04%. We continue to only meet one of the indicators for a move to yellow (three of seven criteria must be met). No other indicators have been met at this time.
Overall, we have seen 220 positive tests so far with 1,553 negative tests.
For more information about test data, visit Gunnison County’s Test Data webpage and Dashboard webpage.
Screening Site (No more Saturday)
In an effort to ramp up testing at other places like Western Colorado University, the main screening site at Gunnison Valley Health will only be taking appointments Monday through Friday. At Incident Command, we are working towards building up testing capacity via other channels.
The main screening site is located at Gunnison Valley Health on Monday through Friday starting at 9 a.m. Testing requires an appointment ahead of time.
The screening site is located in the large north entrance parking lot and operates out of a shed. We ask that you please contact the Call Center in advance to schedule an appointment at 970-641-7660.
Over the weekend, there was a server that went down. Our dashboard is now showing pending tests on July 30th. This is an error in our database and we are working to fix the issues. These test results are not actually pending.
Virtual Town Hall
For today’s Virtual Town Hall we gave a breakdown of numbers and an overview of the community response to the last uptick. We are proud of the work that the community is doing to keep our numbers down. The slides for the presentation can be found here. A recording of the presentation can be found here.
Is there something that you would like to hear about from Incident Command? If so, please send us any topics to email@example.com.
We will continue our Virtual Town Hall series on Monday, August 24th at 2:30 p.m. Sign up ahead of time here. As always we will simultaneously stream to the Gunnison County Health and Human Services Facebook page..
Call Center: 970-641-7660
We have expanded our Call Center hours. The Call Center is now open from 8 a.m.-12p.m. and 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Here is an infographic of the Call Center call tree.
For those needing assistance outside of those hours, please leave a message. There will also be someone monitoring the firstname.lastname@example.org email.
Flu Clinic Dates
The Flu vaccination clinics have been set for October 6th in Gunnison and October 7th in Crested Butte. More details to come.
We can help you arrange deliveries of groceries from City Market’s Pickup program, food bundles from the Gunnison Food Pantry and prescriptions from City Market or Walmart pharmacies. We ask that you only use this service if you are at risk and isolating at home, ill with COVID-19 symptoms or quarantined because of exposure. Deliveries are made by drivers trained to handle your order safely.
To arrange for a delivery, please call Senior Transportation Dispatch at 970-641-7959 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grocery deliveries can be scheduled Monday through Friday.
Prescription deliveries can be called in throughout the week but will only be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays for the Gunnison area and on Tuesdays for the Crested Butte area. Special arrangements may be made in the case of an emergency.
Food Pantry bundles can be requested throughout the week but are only delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays in Gunnison, and on Tuesdays for the Crested Butte area.
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.