Protect Our Neighbors Week 4
We have now met the State’s Protect Our Neighbors metrics for 3 and a half weeks. If we can maintain until October 13th, we will be able to add 5% to occupancies in restaurants, retail, and others.
Flu Clinic Update
We had an amazing turn out to both our Gunnison and Crested Butte flu clinics. 713 people got their flu shot in Gunnison and a whopping 582 in Crested Butte. In a total of 7 hours over the past 2 days 1,295 people received their flu vaccine.
We want to express our deepest thanks to all our dedicated volunteers and interpreters, Arden Anderson, Keith Robinson and the Gunnison Police Department, Scott Morrill with Emergency Management, Gunnison EMS, Sean Caffery, Rob Weisbaum and all those with the Crested Butte Fire Protection District, the Crested Butte Marshal’s Office, the RE1J School District, the staff at the Gunnison County Fairgrounds and the phenomenal volunteer nurses. We really couldn’t have done it without all of you.
We also want to give a HUGE shout out to our community! Every year we are impressed with the turn out at our clinics. We use these clinics to practice for situations like COVID-19 and took extra consideration this year in anticipation of a COVID-19 Vaccine. It may look a little different, but we are confident can handle what comes our way.
Though the Health and Human Services Annual Flu Clinics are done, flu season is not over yet. If you still need a flu shot call (970) 641-3244 to schedule an appointment. You can also check in with the Pharmacies at Walmart and City Market or your primary care physician. Help protect our community and get the flu shot.
Update on Positives
Overall, we have seen 262 positive tests so far with 3,052 negative tests.
While larger events are now allowed, there is still a required application process.
Any event that requires a permit or is larger than 25 indoors or 50 outdoors is required to go through an event review. A link to this information can be found here.
Virtual Town Hall
This evening’s Virtual Town Hall included an update from Cathie Pagano on the county’s economic recovery efforts. We continue to have technical issues with live streaming to Facebook. We instead have included a link for the live zoom meting and the recording on the Health and Human Services Facebook page. The zoom recording of the presentation can be found here.
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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.
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.