Issued by Gunnison County Health and Human Services; March 11: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Gunnison County
Public Health have identified the first Gunnison County resident to test
positive for COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) in Gunnison County.
The case involves a female in her 50s. The person was exposed while traveling
and is currently isolated at home. Gunnison County health officials are
working to determine people who have been in contact with the patient
to isolate or quarantine people and test those who are exhibiting symptoms.
On March 10, Gunnison County announced the first positive COVID-19 tested
individual was a local resident of Gunnison County. Through investigative
efforts, the individual was later determined to be a Denver County resident,
who is no longer in the Gunnison County Area after being treated and released
from Gunnison Valley Hospital. Currently, she is being monitored by Denver
County Health officials.
Gunnison County officials encourage people to reduce the risk of getting
sick, and preventing COVID-19 are:
- Stay home and self isolate
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Cough or sneeze into your sleeve, or tissue
- Avoid touching your face
- Stay home if you are sick
- 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
Please do not go to the Gunnison Valley Hospital. If you have been experiencing
symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, shortness of breath), please call the Gunnison
County Health Hotline (970) 641-7660 to get screened and to receive more
Stay at home and self isolate until an alternate care site is established.
More information on COVID-19 can be found at
www.gunnisoncounty.org/938/Coronavirus-COVID-19 or by calling the newly established Gunnison County Health Hotline: 970-641-7660
open 7-days a week, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.