Coronavirus Updates: City Facilities and Services

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Information regarding access to City of Gunnison buildings and facilities ____________________________________________

Due to the presence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Gunnison County, the City of Gunnison has instituted restricted access to the municipal buildings and facilities. The purpose of restricting physical access is to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This action is not taken lightly; however, the City thinks, based on the data we have and health recommendations from local and state officials, that it is the right step to assist with preserving the health and safety of Gunnison residents, community members, and City employees. 

Even 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: 
The East door to the building is unlocked, however we ask that call the department needed to meet you just inside the doorway to assist you. 
Clerk's Department and City Manager:  970.641.8080
Community Development:  970.641.8090
Finance/Utility Billing: 970.641.8070
Human Resources:
  970.641.8248
Information Technology: 970.641.8179
Municipal Court: 970.641.8170
Victims Advocate:
 970.596.9277
For an emergency:  Call 911
The main City administration phone line is being monitored 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.
The north side entrance to City Hall remains closed. The east side entrance to City Hall is open. Staff is available to assist you. Please call for staff assistance. 

Information Technology: Be aware of increased telework vulnerabilities and cyber attacks. See the PSA from the Federal Bureau of Investigation with information on cyber security. 

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.
City of Gunnison Local Emergency Declaration can be found here.

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 and special refuse collection pickups was suspended on Monday, March 16 until further notice due to COVID-19 health risks and exposure to employees. During this suspension, please take your recycling to the Gunnison County Recycling Center (195 Basin Park Drive) or place it in your garbage for your regularly scheduled collection. Do not stockpile recycling. The City Refuse team will continue to empty residential trash cans and commercial dumpster with our hands-free refuse truck on your normally scheduled pickup day. We will not be doing any special refuse pick-ups which require employees to touch or handle items.

Electronic Recycling: Postponed until further notice.

Tree Dump: The Tree Dump is open.  For more information on the Tree Dump, please click here.

Gunny Gold (compost): Please contact the 
Wastewater Treatment Plant at 970.641.8040, to schedule an appointment for pickup.

Irrigation Ditches: The City of Gunnison turned on the City ditches the week of May 18th. 

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.

Most Parks & Recreation Programs have been suspended until further notice. As program decisions are made (Returning to Play, Cancellations, and Refunds), 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: 

  • No organized group activities.  All gatherings of individuals of over 175 ourdoor people outdoors for any reason are banned per the Gunnison County Order.
  • 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.

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lease reach out to us with any questions or concerns. 

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.

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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. 

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