Health and Human Services Nurses at the Schools            

Tomorrow, 9/1/20, Public Health Nurses will be at the Gunnison Watershed School District Schools to answer any parent questions that might come up.

The Crested Butte Community School, Gunnison Elementary School, Gunnison Middle School and the Lake School will all have nurses near the student drop off from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Then they will set up again at Gunnison High School from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Abbott Rapid Test Data

We have added the results from the Abbott point of care rapid tests onto our dashboard. We will separate out these results from the PCR tests for a few weeks so that the community can see them and not be alarmed by the changes to the main testing data. As we integrate this in with the PCR tests, we will see a bump in our cases, but this is not a cause for alarm.

Currently, we are using the rapid tests in a sparing way because we don’t have that many. They are being used in emergency situations like when someone shows up at the ER or is tended to by emergency medical services. In addition, the tests have been used for emergency responders including; healthcare workers, law enforcement etc. 

Positives and Indicator Updates as of 2:30 PM

Currently, in the seven-day period from Aug. 22-Aug. 28, we don’t have any days with three or more positive tests. In the 14-day period from Aug. 15-Aug. 28, positivity sits at 7.74% with a total of 13 positive results. 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 232 positive tests so far with 1,687 negative tests. 

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

Virtual Town Hall

Today’s Virtual Town Hall was a brief update from Joni Reynolds. While there were not any prepared slides, a video of the presentation can be found here.

We will be taking a week off to observe the Labor Day holiday on September 7th. We plan to pick back up on Monday, September 14th, 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,

Screening Site

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.