La actualización de las 6pm del 1 de abril

Por favor haga un auto-reporte si presenta algunos síntomas y anime a otros a hacerlo, así podemos tener la mejor información. Estamos utilizando esta información para que nos ayude a rastrear el virus en nuestra comunidad y además predecir el aumento potencial en nuestro sistema de atención médica.

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April 1st 11 AM Update

The current testing we are sending to the state is an RNA test that looks for genetic material from the virus. While this process is extremely accurate, it is slower and only shows if a patient has an active infection.

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March 31st 6 PM Update

While the primary residents of Gunnison County work to weather the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, “non-resident homeowners are strongly encouraged to leave Gunnison County and return to their primary place of residence,” according to a Public Health Order. There are reasons for this.

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March 31st 11 AM Update

We are working to launch the wastewater testing via Biobot in the next week. This test will help us to understand the magnitude of the virus within our community over time. While it is not specific to individuals, it will help us to understand where we are on the curve. We are also looking at participating in a number of validation studies in the short term. It is thought that a validated and reliable test for individual level testing in our community could be available in the next 3-4 weeks. We are actively pursuing all avenues to build up the data that will help our decision making in the future. We are not supportive of utilizing non-validated tests in the Community.

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March 30th 6 PM Update

There is a massive task force that is working to support all of the businesses who are going through the financial strain of this pandemic. Visit the “Business Resources” section on the www.gunnisoncounty.org/covid19 website. There, we are working to distill down the assistance programs that are available. In addition, there are industry specific subgroups that are meeting weekly to discuss issues that are specific to certain industries.

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March 30th 11 AM Update

We are continually searching for the best available community testing. The issue is that the whole world is also after similar testing. While there are a number of tests available, most are still working to be verified as valid and reliable. In speaking with researchers at the University of Colorado, it is thought that a viable test will be approved within the next 3-4 weeks. We want to make sure that the testing we do is going to give us the best data possible.

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