Gunnison County is in the midst of planning for Covid vaccinations. We are prepared to start administering vaccines as soon as we receive doses. We are prepared to handle both of the frontrunners, Pfizer and Moderna, the former does require ultra-cold storage capabilities which we have. It is likely that we will see a minimal number of doses in mid-December. The first phase will be to vaccinate healthcare providers. It is likely that the general public will not see vaccines until spring or summer. This is a quickly evolving situation and we will provide updates as we get them.
There have been 235 positives since November 1st, that is over 44% of our total positive cases throughout this pandemic.
Our numbers are at 531 positive, 5,205 negative, and 34 pending tests as of November, 30.
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 but has come down to 10.07%.
There was a Covid positive admit at the hospital on Wednesday. This patient was sent home the following day. Today, there was another Covid admit to the hospital that is currently in green status. 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
Our next town hall will be at 4:00 PM for 12/3. Sign up ahead of time here.
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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.
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@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.