Message from the City of Gunnison, November 20, 2020
Gunnison County was moved to State’s Yellow Level on the Status Dial
Gunnison County received notice from the State that as of November 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM, the County will be moved to the State’s yellow level of restrictions. Local agencies encourage our community to continue to focus on our local coronameter system by visiting the Gunnison County Public Health Order webpage.
The following changes will go into effect on Friday, November 20:
- All businesses at 50% occupancy or 50 people (up to 100 with space calculator)
- Last call at 11:00 PM
- Gyms and fitness centers to 25% occupancy or 50 people
- Guide Services 50% or 10 people max
- Group Sports limited to 25 persons
- Personal Gatherings no more than 10 indoors or 2 households
Continue County’s mitigation measures:
- Indoor events up to 25 people, Outdoor events up to 50 people
- Event approvals are on hold at this time - the HHS team is reviewing any requests to complete the review and have them ready for a future potential approval
- Recommended 7 day quarantine for anyone traveling out of county for more than 24 hours
We cannot contain this third wave without the community’s commitment to success. While there is light at the end of the tunnel with a vaccine, we aren’t there yet. Let’s all stay strong and commit to minimizing our contact with others. The CDC just came out with recommendations that nobody travel for Thanksgiving. Join your loved ones virtually. This step, while not what any of us want to do, could keep our businesses open and community safe through what could be our biggest challenge yet of this pandemic. We are One Valley.
2 of 7 Indicators Met
As of November 20, Gunnison County continues to meet two indicators for a move to the Yellow level of Gunnison County’s Coronameter. The County has had 3 or more days in a 7-day period with 3 or more positives per day. The second indicator regarding positivity of tests remains well over our 5% threshold at 15.29%. The remaining indicators in the Coronameter are in regards to our ability to give care. While our local healthcare system continues to manage well, there has been an increase in hospitalizations at the state level. We will continue to monitor these indicators and update the community.
IS YOUR BUSINESS MEETING THE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER REQUIREMENTS?
- All employees properly wear masks
- All customers wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Staff and customers maintain 6 feet distance at all times
- 55% occupancy (with distancing requirements met) as of 10/15/2020*
- Employee symptom screening log and thermometer (records retained for 30 days)
- All employees wash hands upon entry, departure, and at least every 30 minutes
- Bathroom cleaned hourly and log posted publicly
- Self-service allowed if touch free and no common touch surfaces or multiuse utensils
- Sanitizer at entrance and centrally located
- Public Health Order signs and Hygiene Protocols posted at the front door
- Games will be cleaned and disinfected between users
- Ensure proper ventilation (OHSA standards)
RESTAURANTS MUST ALSO ENSURE THAT:
- Tables are arranged so that there is 6’ between all occupied chair backs
- Every other booth will be left empty unless appropriate partitions are in place
- No service or seating at in-use bar unless partitions are used or there is a clearly designated section of the bar separated by 6’ that is not being used for bar services
- Single use or cleanable menus
For more information, go to https://covid19.gunnisoncounty.org/businesses
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Information regarding access to City of Gunnison buildings and facilities
Though City facilities have restricted access and limited hours, please know that City employees are still working. We are committed to providing you with seamless and responsive essential services.
City Administration, 201 W. Virginia Avenue, 970.641.8080.
Municipal Building: Access by Appointment Only. Please call in advance to schedule an appointment for service.
Clerk’s Office 970-641-8080
City Manager 970-641-8080
Municipal Court 970-641-8170
Information Technology 970-641-8179
Finance Department 70-641-8090
Human Resources 970-641-8248
Victim’s Advocate 970-641-8299 or cell 970-596-9277
City Council: Gunnison City Council continues to operate and hold their Regular Session meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Regular Session meetings are being held remotely and public viewing and participation is encouraged. To access City Council meetings remotely, click on the Agenda link for the up-coming meeting to register. Agendas are posted a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
Public Works, 1100 W. Virginia Avenue, 970.641.8020
The Public Works facility is closed to the public. Please call 970.641.8020, if you need assistance.
- Refuse and Recycling: Curbside recycling collection has resumed!
- Electronic Recycling: Postponed until further notice.
- Tree Dump: The Tree Dump has closed for the season.
- Gunny Gold (compost): Please contact the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 970.641.8040, to schedule an appointment for pickup.
Parks and Recreation, 200 East Spencer Avenue, 970.641.8060
Community Center and Ice Rink:
The Gunnison Community Center is now open, by reservation only. Please call 970.641.8060, to schedule an appointment.
The Senior Care Center will be closed until further notice.
Parks & Recreation Programs: status updates will be posted here.
Playgrounds, pavilions, parks, trails, and open spaces are open. This does not mean you should use these spaces as you normally would. If you choose to participate in responsible outdoor recreation, please adhere to the following at all times:
- Abide by the County's current event and group size orders.
- Do not use parks, trails, and open spaces if you are exhibiting symptoms.
- Follow the CDC's guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of public space.
- Practice social distancing by maintaining a 6 foot distance from all parties at all times.
- Bring your own water
Seniors: Young at Heart will continue to provide meals to seniors on a pick-up or delivery basis on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This service is intended for seniors who are homebound, disabled, non-driving, or experiencing health issues. The delivery range extends to a 3.25 mile limit outside of the city limits, (similar range as the GHV senior bus service). Call 970-641-2701 before 9:00am, MWF, on the day you would like pick-up or have a delivery.
Delivery Assistance Hotline: Call (970) 641-7959 if you need groceries or prescriptions delivered to your home and are self-isolating, ill with COVID-19 symptoms, or quarantined. 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. Deliveries by drivers trained to safely handle your order are available throughout the valley 5 days a week from 9:00 til 1:00, Monday-Friday. If you need help placing orders and/or navigating City Market’s Click-List Program, our operators can assist you as well. Businesses participating in this program include City Market, Walmart (Pharmacy only), Gunnison Vitamin and Health Store, Clark’s Market (CB), Mountain Earth Whole Foods (CB) and (Safeway beginning April 6).
Police Department: Continues to operate. For non-emergency calls: (970) 641-8200.
This document was created on April 27, 2020 and is updated regularly. It shows how Gunnison County currently compares to some other areas around the Colorado.
Take care. Stay safe and healthy. Be well.
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.
- Wear a facemask when in public.
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 5-days a week, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Monday-Friday 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.