Coming Soon: State Matrix Dial
Tomorrow the state of Colorado will be announcing a Matrix Dial that is based off our Coronometer. There will be some inconsistancies between the two meters that we are working with the state to resolve. The state’s matrix dial will help identify when counties should be in the Protect Our Neighbors, Safer at Home, and Stay at Home levels. The criteria the State will look at when determining wich level each county falls under are the number of new cases, percent positivity of COVID-19 tests, and hospitalization rates.
For now, Gunnison is still utlizing our Coronameter.
Extension of the Elk Ave Face Covering Requirement
The Town of Crested Butte has decided to extend the requirement that face coverings be worn on Elk Ave for all pedestrians until such time as the order is revoked. It is set to expire at the end of September.
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
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 have seen 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 have a limited supply. They are being used in emergency situations like when someone shows up at the ER, for pre-operation surgeries, or as 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, email@example.com.
Positives and Indicator Updates as of 2:30 PM
Currently, in the seven-day period from Sep 2-Sep 8 we don’t have any days with three or more positive tests. In the 14-day period from Aug 25-Sep 8, the positivity rate sits at 2.01% with a total of 6 positives. We do not meet any of the indicators for a move to yellow (three of seven criteria must be met). No other indicators have been met at this time.
This is all thanks to your diligence in washing your hands, social distancing, and wearing masks. Keep it up!
Overall, we have seen 258 positive tests so far with 2,282 negative tests.
Flu Clinic Dates
The Flu vaccination clinics have been set for Tuesday, October 6th at the Gunnison County Roeo Grounds from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m and Wednesday, October 7th at the Crested Butte Community School from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Both clinics are drive-thru only, but no-one will be turned away if they do not have a vehicle. More details to come.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org email.
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.