Green is Coming 5/28/21

As of 5/24/21, 9,681 Gunnison County residents are fully vaccinated. Additionally, we have over 10,500 individuals who have received at least their first dose.

This means we have achieved 96.8% of our 10,000 fully vaccinated goal to reach Green on the Coronameter. We expect to reach the 10,000 goal in the very near future through our second-dose delivery cycle at upcoming clinics.

With this in mind, Gunnison County will be moving to Green on the Coronameter on 5/28/21. The Green status on the Coronameter will be effective Friday.

Upon this transition to Green, businesses will no longer have capacity limits, event sizes and approvals will no longer be required, and additional hygiene standards will not be required. However, these things will remain a best practice.

Additionally, masking is no longer required outside of the following settings: Healthcare providers, Schools & Childcare, Public Transportation, Jails/Prisons, any business or setting requiring facial coverings. Some businesses and entities may wish to continue requiring a facial covering and are within their right to do so and we ask that you respect their policies when patronizing the establishment. Gunnison County continues to encourage the unvaccinated to utilize a facial covering in all public settings.

The Gunnison County Public Health Order will sunset in entirety on 7/1/21.

Change in Vaccine Clinic Site

Next week’s clinic will be on Thursday (6/3/21) from 4-5:30pm. This clinic will be held at the University Center Ballroom on the campus of Western Colorado University. The University Center should be accessed from the North side parking lot off Escalante Drive.

If you have additional scheduling or vaccine logistics questions please reach out to the Call Center at 970-641-7660 and they can help navigate the schedule or other concerns.

Our total vaccination progress is being updated on Monday evenings and can be found on our dashboard here.

Vaccination Clinic Schedule Update and Walk-Ins

We encourage those who have not yet been vaccinated to utilize one of our upcoming walk-in clinics. Also, if you have missed your scheduled second dose, you can come to one of the walk-in clinics with access to Pfizer and Moderna to receive your second dose. Please try to remember your vaccine card.

Our upcoming clinics are as follows:

  • 5/27/21 (Thursday) 4pm-5:30pm
    • Fred Field Center
      • 4pm-5:30pm Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson will be available
  • 6/3/21 (Thursday) 4pm-5:30pm
    • Western Colorado University Ball Room (University Center)
    • 4pm-5:30pm Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson will be available

Due to vaccine availability on the day we may not be able to accommodate every walk-in request. We will continue to offer walk-ins at all scheduled clinics. 

For additional questions or to find the next scheduled clinic, please contact the Call Center at 970-641-7660.

Pfizer EUA Extension

The Pfizer vaccine is now available to the population over the age of 12. Adolescents can receive the Pfizer vaccine at Gunnison County clinics. Minors require parental consent – which can be delivered in person, with written permission, or verbally over the phone.

Additionally, Gunnison County is considering additional mechanisms for families to access vaccination for their adolescent children.

Gunnison County Condolences

Gunnison County Health and Human Services on Monday, 5/24/21 announced its sixth death from the coronavirus (COVID-19). The State will report seven deaths in its metrics. The individual was a female in her 60s.

A Marble resident, who sought care outside of Gunnison County due to proximity passed away in a metro area health system after a long struggle with COVID-19.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends.” said Gunnison County director of public health Joni Reynolds.

COVID Testing Schedule

All testing provided at the GVH testing site will be scheduled Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm.

Appointments continue to be made through the Gunnison County Call Center at 970-641-7660. Those seeking testing who are asymptomatic should continue to request testing through the Call Center. A reminder testing can be scheduled for any reason.

Other Vaccine Sites

Clark’s Market in Crested Butte is now offering vaccination appointments. Contact the pharmacy at 970-349-2652 for more information.

The Mesa County Mass Vaccination Site is at The Mesa County Convention Center (159 Main Street). The vaccination site is open Monday-Friday, 9am – 4pm. This site no longer requires an appointment. Walk-ins are now accepted at all CPDHE sponsored mass vaccination sites.

City Market continues to provide vaccinations. They have set up a scheduling system that is separate from the Gunnison County Vaccine Interest Form.

Walmart continues to offer vaccinations. Sign up can be found here.

Virtual Town Halls & Updates

There will be no Incident Command meetings or Virtual Town Hall on 5/31/21 in observance of Memorial Day.

We have adjusted the sequence of our written updates and Town Halls. Both will occur on Mondays. Our Virtual Town Halls continue at 4:00 PM on Monday. Sign up ahead of time here.

The 5/24/21 Virtual Town Hall was on the impending transition on the Coronameter and can be found here.

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

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.

The Call Center is available to help with questions about vaccination or testing.

For those needing assistance outside of those hours, please leave a message. There will also be someone monitoring the email.