Uptick in State Numbers

There currently is a surge of cases happening around the State. The majority of this is centered in the front range and while it is beginning to affect all age groups it seems to have started among younger college age individuals. 

Locally, we continue to operate in the State’s Protect Our Neighbors status and have not seen a positive case in weeks. We have achieved this through the vigilance of the community. We continue to operate in the blue level of the County’s Coronameter. Public health measures like masks and social distancing got us to this point and will keep us open. They continue to be required.

Positives and Indicator Updates as of 2:30 PM

In the 14-day period from Sep. 8-Sep. 22, positivity sits at 0% with no positive results. We do not meet any of the indicators for a move to yellow (three of seven criteria must be met).

Overall, we have seen 258 positive tests so far with 2,738 negative tests. 

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

Flu Clinic Update

Health and Human Services will host its Annual Flu Clinics the first week in October. Gunnison’s will be at the Gunnison County Rodeo Grounds Tuesday, October 6th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Crested Butte’s will be at the Crested Butte Community School’s south parking lot, October 7th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Both clinics are drive-thru, but you will not be turned away if you do not have a vehicle., We ask, for the health and safety of all, that if you are symptomatic of the flu or COVID-19 (i.e. cough, shortness of breath, fever of over 100.4) that you do not go through the Flu Clinic. Please remain at home and contact the Call Center at 970-641-7660 for guidance. For more information follow the HHS Facebook page and visit the Seasonal Flu Information website page.

Virtual Town Hall and Change in Meeting Schedule

This evening’s Virtual Town Hall included an update from RE1J and Western. A recording of the presentation can be found here. The slide deck can be found here.

We have a schedule for our next two Virtual Town Hall series. 

-October 1st at 5:00 p.m. we will have Tim Baker of CBMR to talk about winter operations.

-October 8th at 5:00 p.m. we will have Cathie Pagano from the county to discuss the Economic Recovery efforts.

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, pio@gunnisoncounty.org.

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 callcenter@gunnisoncounty.org 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.