Saturday, March 28, 2020

County Update: 3/18 11 a.m.

The county has updated tracking numbers as of 11:00 a.m., March 18:

This document which is also posted on our website, will be updated as information becomes available to us. This live document outlines not only positive and negative tests, but call volumes, screening volumes, self-reporting, etc.

We are now up to 13 positive,9 negative, and 39 pending test results with 2 patients admitted to GVH.

As of 10:05 AM we have 239 people self-reporting symptoms.

Screening Site

We are closely monitoring a winter weather event that may impact the valley starting on Thursday. Due to the outside nature of our drive-in screening site and need for Personal Protective Equipment, we may have to close the site early.

Public Health Orders

We are working on an infographic to clarify some of the confusion here. For now, we ask that general questions be sent to callcenter@gunnisoncounty.org.

We have set up a google form for the construction and lodging exemptions.

If you know of a business that is not in compliance, please fill out this form.

Volunteers

The Gunnison Spirit has revealed itself in a large turnout of community members interested in volunteering. If you’ve expressed interest but haven’t heard from us, please be patient as we catch up. We are trying to make the best matches between volunteers and tasks. If you have not yet signed up, please use the volunteer sign up form at www.gunnisoncounty.org/covid19 under the volunteer tab.

Services

For those who are isolated due to positive test results, awaiting test results, or are ill or taking care of those who are ill, or for those who are elderly and isolated at home, there is a grocery and prescription delivery service available. To connect to this service, please contact the Senior Transportation Dispatch at 970-596-6700. Deliveries are available Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. It operates with the City Market Click-List program. If you haven’t used this program before the dispatch center can assist with getting your order placed. Please plan your orders to last for a week or more so that we don’t clog up the service with small frequent deliveries.

The Click-List system has limited capacity. If you are under 60, in good health and able to do your own shopping, please refrain from using this system to leave room for those who really need it.

The following patients with COVID-19 symptoms are asked to please call the call center at 970-641-7660.

  • Healthcare workers  
  • Employed in public safety occupation (e.g., law enforcement, fire fighter, EMS)  
  • Part of an illness cluster in a facility or institution (e.g., healthcare, school, corrections, shelters)  
  • With severe lower respiratory illness (hospitalized or fatal)  
  • With worsening symptoms  
  • Older than 60 years  
  • With underlying medical conditions  
  • Pregnant women  
  • Had contact with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 patient

Please take care of your friends, family and neighbors. Our community is coming together to fight this thing, and we can only do it if we watch out for each other.

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