Data Dashboard Updates
We have relaunched our dashboard with the addition of state data sources. As new testing data streams continue to come online the state has been doing much of the work to integrate this data.
The major changes that you are seeing are as follows:
- Our testing data is now being displayed based on the date that the test result comes in so that we coincide with the state’s system. Previously we were reporting test results based on the date the test sample was taken. As result turnaround has become more consistently at about 2 days, it makes sense to go with this reporting for consistency with the state. Early on, when test turnaround was 7 days plus it made more sense for us to report based on sample date.
- The graphs on the detailed dashboard will be updated to result date over the next day or so and could change slightly.
- We are also updating the positivity calculation to a 7-day period to coincide with the state data. Expect this today or tomorrow.
- The increase in positive results now reflected in our system are from mass testing conducted in the last several months but also reflect the increasing numbers of ways that people are getting tested.
- We appreciate everybody’s patience and understanding as we continue to find ways to improve our reporting of test results.
- We are still working on the data plumbing and for the next several weeks results will be updated Sunday and Wednesday evening. We expect, however, that by early March the results will be updated daily towards the end of every afternoon.
Health Order Status
As of 2/17, Gunnison County has dropped for one day to the blue indicators on the state dial. The state is showing our case rate per 100k from 2/10-2/16 at 97.17 and just into the blue level. Our positivity is at 4.26%, just below the 5% threshold and in the blue level. We have not seen any covid hospitalizations in the last two weeks. While this is great news, in order for us to move from the state’s yellow to blue level restrictions, we have to maintain these metrics for at least a week and at that point we can request from CDPHE to be moved to blue.
On our local coronameter system we continue to operate in our blue level, the more restrictive state measures are outlined in red strike throughs. With our positivity dropping below 5% we are now only meeting 1 metric for a move to yellow.
As of Tuesday, Gunnison County has administered 5,356 total doses. 1,525 individuals have been fully vaccinated with two doses. Yesterday, we gave another 170 first doses and will administer 626 second doses today.
There was a mistake in the wording of the reporting on first doses in the past. The number that we have been reporting as first doses were in fact being pulled from the state vaccine system as total doses administered. This metric does not reflect the number of individuals, rather the number of doses. Many of the individuals received two doses of vaccine. Our dashboard is now updated to properly reflect these numbers. Of the 5,356 total doses reported by Tuesday, that equates to 3,831 individuals who have received at least one dose. 1,525 of those individuals have received two doses and are fully vaccinated. As more vaccines become approved, we will continue to report individuals who are fully vaccinated. Some future vaccines may only take one dose as opposed to two.
For additional questions, please do not call Health and Human Services or Gunnison Valley Health. Instead, we ask that you reach out to the Call Center at 970-641-7660 or CallCenter@gunnisoncounty.org.
Please fill out our vaccine interest form that is live on the vaccine information page on our website. Even if you are not interested in receiving the vaccine or if you aren’t expecting one until further in the phases we still would encourage you to fill it out. This information is helping us to continue to request doses to the state.
We have added a field at the top of our data dashboard that shows how many total doses administered and individuals who have been fully vaccinated locally. This number will be updated on a weekly basis on Tuesdays.
Other Vaccine Sites
Through a federal program, City Market has been providing vaccine. They have set up a scheduling systemthat is separate from the Gunnison County Vaccine Interest Form. We are excited to have more doses arriving into our community.
We have also heard indications that Walmart is working towards giving doses in the coming weeks. We will give any details as we hear them.
We are building up our capacity at the GVH testing site. Free testing for anyone for any reason through Gunnison Valley Health will start on Monday 2/22. We will reserve capacity for symptomatic and contact tracing so the asymptomatic testing will be on a first come first serve basis by appointment. To make an appointment reach out to the Call Center at 970-641-7660.
We do intend to do a CDPHE supported community testing event following spring break.
- Friday, March 26th at the Gunnison County Fairgrounds, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.
- Saturday, March 27th at the Crested Butte Community School, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Virtual Town Hall
Due to our holiday next week, our next Town Hall meeting will be at 4:00 PM on Monday, 2/22. Sign up ahead of time here.
If there is a topic you would like to see covered, please email ideas to, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel and Quarantine Guidance
Gunnison County continues 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.
The state has updated guidance for individuals that have received two doses of vaccine and 2 weeks have elapsed since the second dose. These individuals will no longer have to follow quarantine protocols when travelling or are exposed to a positive case. Instead, they will be directed to monitor for any symptoms and isolate and seek testing should any symptoms present. Individuals who are fully vaccinated will still be required to follow the commitments of containment.
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.
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.