November Positives

There have been 204 positives since November 1st, that is over 40% of our total positive cases throughout this pandemic. We would like to give a shout out to the Public Health Nurses, GVH Lab and teams who have made this possible. We are an outlier in the State in that we continue to contact trace 100% of our cases. This is through the incredible work from this group of people.

Our numbers are at 501 positive, 4,946 negative, and 74 pending tests as of November, 23.  Following the transition of our database there are still some details to be worked out in the nuances of detailed data display. Please note this has not impacted the ability to contact trace and other essential containment measures. We thank you for your continued patience.

Holiday Week

Based on the State’s health order, gatherings of 10 or more people from 2 or more households are not allowed. The majority of recent positives we have seen locally and at a state level have been in personal gatherings at households. We are all much more apt to let our guard down in this comfortable setting. While nobody wants to do it, it is best to meet with your family virtually this holiday season. We all need to step up to keep our loved ones safe, our economy open, and maintain our hospital’s ability to give care.

2 of 7 Indicators Met

We continue to meet two indicators for a move to the Yellow level of Gunnison County’s Coronameter. We have had 3 or more days in a 7-day period with 3 or more positives per day. The second indicator regarding positivity of tests remains well over our 5% threshold at 12.78%.

The remaining indicators in the Coronameter are in regards to our ability to give care. While our local healthcare system continues to manage well, there has been an increase in hospitalizations at the state level. We will continue to monitor these indicators and update the community.

Virtual Town Hall

With the Thanksgiving holiday, we are shifting our Town Hall to Wednesday 11/25 at 4:00 PM for next week. Sign up ahead of time here.

If there is a topic you would like to see covered, please email ideas to,

State Exposure Notification App

The state’s new exposure notification app is now live. Info on how to set it up can be found here. Even a small uptake of the app in our community can positively impact our outcomes. While alone it won’t be a game changer, combined with our other tools- social distancing, masks, hand hygiene- we can continue to reduce the spread.

Screening Site

The main screening site is located at Gunnison Valley Health and is open Monday through Friday. 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. 

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.