10,000 Gunnison County Residents Vaccinated

As of 6/7/21, 10,057 Gunnison County residents are fully vaccinated. That corresponds to 69% of the population 16+ which the vaccination target was based on. With expanded vaccination eligibility (12+) we are at 65% fully vaccinated. Additionally, we have over 10,800 individuals who have received at least their first dose.

These vaccination rates are substantially higher than what is being seen in other rural communities state and nationwide. According to recent data from the CDC on vaccination amongst those 18+, nationwide the average vaccination rate in rural communities is 39%. In Colorado, rural communities have a 49% vaccination rate. For Gunnison County to have achieved 69% is truly an accomplishment.

Collectively, Gunnison County would like to thank the community for their engagement with the vaccination process. Every newly vaccinated person helps contribute to our community-level protection and continued progress and vibrancy.

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

Anticipated Transitions for COVID-19 Response

The Incident Command Team is working on the transition process for many of the resources our community has come to rely on during the pandemic. We are actively working to determine the most effective path forward.

Please stay tuned for further updates in the coming weeks regarding transitions in testing, vaccination, and the Call Center.

Virtual Town Halls & Updates

Given the evolving nature of the pandemic and the associated response, we will be adjusting the sequence of our meetings and virtual town halls.

Starting next week, we will move to a bi-weekly meeting cycle which will occur on Thursdays. This means that our next virtual town hall and written update will occur on 6/17/21. Sign up ahead of time here.

Following Thursday 6/17/21, the next update will be provided on 7/1/21.

A reminder that all the written updates and virtual town hall recordings can be found here.

If there is a topic you would like to see covered, please email ideas to, pio@gunnisoncounty.org.

2nd Dose Reminder

Gunnison County is aware of challenges with the second dose notifications sent through our scheduling tool. As a reminder, anyone who is past due for a second dose may walk-in to any clinic to receive their final dose.

We ask that Gunnison County residents pay attention to their date of first dose delivery as this determines the cycle to the second dose. Pfizer is delivered in a three-week sequence and Moderna is delivered in a four-week cycle. When you receive your first dose, please pay attention to when you would need to return for a second dose. This will help folks determine what week they need to come to a clinic for their second dose.

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.

North Valley Pfizer Access

Clark’s Market in Crested Butte is now offering Pfizer vaccine through the pharmacy. This increases the availability of vaccine for adolescent age populations in the North Valley. Anyone interested in scheduling vaccination at Clark’s should reach out to the pharmacy directly at 970-349-2652 for more information

Gunnison is Green

Gunnison County transitioned to Green on the Coronameter on 5/28/21. This largely removed remaining public health restrictions outside of a limited facial covering requirement.

Masking is no longer required outside of the following settings: Healthcare providers, Schools & Childcare, Public Transportation, Jails/Prisons and Court, and 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.

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 and ensure your name and information is recorded on your card.

Our upcoming clinics are as follows:

  • 6/9/21 (Wednesday) 5:30pm-6:30pm
    • Crested Butte Center for the Arts
      • Pfizer and J&J
      • Walk-in appointments offered in conjunction with the Affordable Housing Meeting
  • 6/10/21 (Thursday) 4pm-5:30pm
    • Fred Field Center
    • Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson will be available

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

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.

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.

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.

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 callcenter@gunnisoncounty.org email.