Fire Restrictions

Governor Polis issued a 30 day fire ban. Upon reading the restrictions, we found that Gunnison County’s Stage 1 restrictions that went into effect today are in fact more restrictive. The Governor’s order still allows agricultural burns, Gunnison County does not. Because our local Stage 1 restrictions are more strict, they will rule over the Governor’s order.

Positives and Indicator Updates

Currently, in the seven-day period from Aug. 12-Aug. 18, we have had only one day with three or more positive tests. In the 14-day period from Aug. 5-Aug. 18, positivity sits at 7.28%. 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. 

We have had five positive tests come in since Monday. Of those, two are household contacts. Overall, we have seen 225 positive tests so far with 1,585 negative tests. 

For more information about test data, visit Gunnison County’s Test Data webpage and Dashboard webpage.

Virtual Town Hall

For our next Virtual Town Hall series on Monday, August 24th at 2:30 p.m, we will be covering the planning that has gone into the opening of Western Colorado University and the Gunnison Watershed School District. Sign up ahead of time here. As always we will simultaneously stream to the Gunnison County Health and Human Services Facebook page.

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.

Call Center: 970-641-7660

The Call Center is 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 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.

Delivery Assistance

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.