As of June 30, County COVID testing will be discontinued. Throughout the
pandemic, Gunnison Valley Health supported this service with staff and
facilities. As COVID continues and the Delta variant becomes more prevalent
in Mesa County, Gunnison Valley Health has made the commitment to continue
free testing for the community beginning in early to mid-July.
Gunnison Valley Health CEO Rob Santilli said that the health system is
making the commitment to continue testing to give Gunnison County providers
the time they need to establish long term infrastructure for ongoing COVID testing.
“We continue to meet with Joni Reynolds to discuss the needs of the
Gunnison Valley during this ongoing pandemic,” Santilli said. “Community
testing was identified as an area that would experience a gap after June
30 and an area where we believe we can meet the immediate need. Hiring
in the current environment will be the biggest challenge.”
Gunnison Valley Health is currently working on finalizing processes and
anticipate that testing will resume in early July. More information will
here as details are finalized.
“We want to do everything we can to make this transition in testing
as easy as possible for our community,” Santilli said. “We
appreciate everyone’s patience while we work to resume this important
In the interim, anyone experiencing symptoms and in need of immediate testing
should contact their primary care provider. Individuals are also able
to purchase a COVID self-test kit from local retailers. If you have had
a known exposure to COVID-19, please contact Gunnison County Public Health