Virtual Town Hall
We will be moving to Monday evenings at 4:00 PM for our Virtual Town Hall Meetings.
Our Town Hall today was to give an update on our current situation. A recording and the presentation slides can be found here.
Our next Town Hall meeting will be at 4:00 PM on Monday, 1/25. Sign up ahead of time here.
If there is a topic you would like to see covered, please email ideas to, email@example.com.
Update on Positives
All of this data lives on our data dashboard here.
Our numbers are at 1,029 positive, 10,024 negative, and 111 pending tests as of January 21st.
We continue to meet two indicators for a move to yellow. Our positive cases and our positivity continue to be well above our coronameter thresholds. While positive cases are at a concerning high level in our community, our ability to give care is still in a good place so we remain in our local blue level restrictions.
Please fill out our vaccine interest form that is live on vaccine information page on our website. We are building this database so that we can efficiently and equitably administer the limited vaccine doses that we are receiving.
We ask that everyone sign up in this database regardless of where you land on the phases. By having a more robust database, we can not only pivot to changing guidance, we can also continue to request additional doses into our county.
So far, we have administered 2288 first doses of vaccine in Gunnison County. We have administered 334 second doses of vaccine. At tonight’s clinic, we are administering an additional 200 first doses and 200 second doses. We continue to vaccinate those from group 1a and the first portion of 1b. This includes healthcare system, first responders, critical infrastructure, covid response, and those at risk because of their age.
Last week’s community testing event, we saw 968 individuals tested. 385 showed up in Gunnison and 583 showed up in Crested Butte. Of those tests 50 came back positive. That is a 5.1% positivity rate, right at the line of concern.
We are working on setting up this community testing on a weekly basis. The plan is to alternate from Gunnison to Crested Butte every other week. More details to come very soon.
Travel Quarantine Recommendation
We continue to recommend that anyone who travels out of the county for more than 24 hours to quarantine for 7 days upon their return to Gunnison County. We also recommend that visitors who come into the county isolate for 7 days prior to their arrival.
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 testing site is located at Gunnison Valley Health and is open Monday through Friday. Testing requires an appointment ahead of time.
The testing 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 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.