Positives and Indicator Updates as of 2:30 PM
Currently, in the seven-day period from Aug. 19-Aug. 25, we have had only one day with three or more positive tests. In the 14-day period from Aug. 12-Aug. 25, positivity sits at 6.63% with a total of 13 positive results. We do however still have 32 pending tests during that timeframe. 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 230 positive tests so far with 1,650 negative tests.
Gunnison Watershed School District began in person classes yesterday with great success. Western Colorado University is now two weeks past student arrival on campus. There are currently two Western students in quarantine while pending test results come in. Collaboration continues between the schools, Incident Command, Gunnison Valley Health, and Health and Human Services.
Virtual Town Hall
We will continue the series on Monday, August 31st but will be taking a week off to observe the Labor Day holiday on September 7th. Sign up ahead of time here. As always we will simultaneously stream to the Gunnison County Health and Human Services Facebook page.
If there is a topic you would like to see covered, please email ideas to, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening Site (No more Saturday)
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@example.com 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.