Incident Command, the Call Center, and the Screening Site will be observing the Labor Day Holiday and taking the day off on 9/7/2020. The regular meetings will begin again on Thursday, 9/10/2020.
Take Gunnison County’s Community Survey
Gunnison County has created a community survey to better understand the general public’s perception of the on-going pandemic and how it impacts their social and consumer spending habits. Community members are encouraged to take the survey.
English Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gunnicommunitysurvey
Spanish Version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/encuestacomunitariagunnison.
Rapid Test Data Next Week
We have added the results from the Abbott point of care rapid tests onto our dashboard. 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. This merging of the data sets will likely happen towards the end of next week.
Currently, we are using the rapid tests in a sparing way because we have a limited supply. 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.
Virtual Town Hall and Change in Meeting Schedule
Incident Command is moving to a one day a week meeting schedule on Thursdays. We will be moving our Virtual Town Hall series to align with this Thursday schedule. We are also trying to allow for more of the public to participate and are moving the meeting to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings. Our next Virtual Town Hall series will take place on September 17th at 5:00 p.m., 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.
Positives and Indicator Updates as of 2:30 PM
Currently, in the seven-day period from Aug. 26-Sep. 1, we don’t have any days with three or more positive tests. In the 14-day period from Aug. 19-Sep. 1, positivity sits at 6.02% with a total of 10 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 234 positive tests so far with 1,735 negative tests.
Screening Site (Closed Labor Day)
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 (Closed Labor Day)
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.