City of Gunnison Local Emergency Declaration can be found here.
Gunnison County Health and Human Services will be posting all updates both to their facebook page and on www.gunnisoncounty.org/covid19. We will try and share all information here as it becomes available, but please know the information we post will be coming from those sources.
Gunnison County officials encourage people to reduce the risk of getting sick or spreading the virus by following these recommendations:
- Stay at home if you are sick.
- Practice social distance.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Cough and sneeze into your sleeve or tissue.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump.
- There is no recommendation to wear masks at this time to prevent yourself from getting sick, if possible, work from home.
Gunnison County officials continue to encourage everyone NOT to go to the Gunnison Valley Hospital. If you have been experiencing symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, shortness of breath), please stay at home and self-isolate, or call the newly established Gunnison County Health Hotline: 970-641-7660 open 7-days a week, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. to get screened and to receive more information.
When to call 911 or go to the Emergency Department? If your shortness of breath becomes worse and you have difficulty breathing, call 911 or the Gunnison Valley Health Emergency Department at 970-641-1456 to let them know you will be arriving, if this is possible.
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Website
- calling CO-Help at (303) 389-1687 or (877) 462-2911
Other informational sources are available on this issue. Several trusted sources include:
- Everyday Preventative Actions: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html
- Col Dept of Public Health: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus