We have now opened registration for a CDPHE supported community testing event following spring breaks.
- 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 – 4:00 pm.
Visit covid19.gunnisoncounty.org/test to sign up.
We encourage any and everyone to come in for testing. Regardless of if you are feeling ill, it will help us to get a better picture of our community the more people we have show up.
Free testing for anyone for any reason through Gunnison Valley Health continues. 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.
Health Order Status
We continue to operate in blue on the state dial and the county coronameter. For a look at our current restrictions please visit our public health order page. The state will be launching a dial 3.0 that will likely take effect next Wednesday. We intend to do an update on this for Monday.
On our local coronameter system we continue to operate in our blue level, the more restrictive state measures are outlined in red strike throughs. We are now meeting 0 of the 7 indicators for a move to yellow.
We will be moving to the State’s 1B4 phase for next week’s clinics. At this point, vaccinations are not just age based. Instead, they are based on risks due to health conditions, risks due to occupation, as well as risk due to age.
Our total vaccination progress is being updated on Tuesday evenings and can be found on our dashboard here.
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 eligible until later, we still would encourage you to fill it out. This information is helping us to continue to request doses to the state and will allow us to get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.
Here is a graphic of our progress amongst the 70+ age group.
CDC Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals
On Monday, March 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. This guidance relaxes some of the public health recommendations for certain social interactions in private settings among people who have been fully vaccinated. We anticipate these guidelines evolving further as researchers learn more about how COVID-19 vaccination affects viral transmission.
This guidance does not apply to residents of congregate settings or healthcare facilities.
This guidance also does not apply to workplaces or public indoor spaces.
In the following guidance, “fully vaccinated” means at least 2 weeks have passed since the vaccinated person received the second dose of a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine or the only dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
- Fully vaccinated people may now:
- Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physically distancing in small groups.
- Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing.
- Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if they show no symptoms. People who have been exposed to COVID-19 should still monitor themselves for symptoms for two weeks. If symptoms develop, they should get tested and isolate.
- Indoor visits between small groups of fully vaccinated people who do not wear masks or physically distance from one another are likely lower risk. For example, if you are fully vaccinated, it is likely lower risk for you to invite a small group of other fully vaccinated friends to dinner inside your private residence.
- Indoor visits between fully vaccinated people and unvaccinated people who do not wear masks or physically distance from one another are likely low risk for the vaccinated people.
- If the unvaccinated people are from a single household with no individuals at risk of severe COVID-19, they can visit with fully vaccinated people indoors in small groups, without anyone wearing masks, with a lower risk of transmission. For example, fully vaccinated grandparents can visit indoors with their unvaccinated healthy children and grandchildren without wearing masks or physically distancing, provided none of the unvaccinated family members are at risk of severe COVID-19.
- If any of the unvaccinated people or their household members are at increased risk of severe COVID-19, all attendees should continue taking regular COVID-19 precautions including wearing a well-fitted mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, and visiting outdoors or in a well-ventilated space.
- All Coloradans, vaccinated or unvaccinated, should continue to avoid medium and large gatherings with people from different households.
- All Coloradans should continue to wear well-fitting masks and practice physical distancing while in public and in the workplace. A statewide executive order requiring Coloradans to wear masks in public indoor spaces remains in effect.
Virtual Town Halls
Our next Town Hall meeting will be at 4:00 PM on Monday, 3/15. Sign up ahead of time here.
If there is a topic you would like to see covered, please email ideas to, email@example.com.
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.
Walmart has also begun vaccinations. Sign up can be found here.
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.
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.