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COVID-19 in the Gunnison Valley
Help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Gunnison Valley:
The following patients with COVID-19 symptoms are asked to please call the call center at 970-641-7660.
- Healthcare workers
- Employed in public safety occupation (e.g., law enforcement, fire fighter, EMS)
- Part of an illness cluster in a facility or institution (e.g., healthcare, school, corrections, shelters)
- With severe lower respiratory illness (hospitalized or fatal)
- With worsening symptoms
- Older than 60 years
- With underlying medical conditions
- Pregnant women
- Had contact with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 patient
If you are having symptoms of COVID-19, The County Health Department has asked that you fill out this form.
You can email general questions about COVID-19 in the Gunnison Valley to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NPR has created this Live Coronavirus Update page.
- Gunnison County Health and Human Services has a number of resources available on their web page.
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) updates this page regularly.
- Here are some general Public Health Recommendations from CDPHE that include guidance for businesses, institutions, and social gatherings.
- CDPHE has also created this Fast Facts page.
- This FAQ page from Colorado Public Radio
- The Centers for Disease Control
Reccomendations for limiting the spread of the Disease
- 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
Do you have questions about COVID-19? Send them to our News Department
KBUT News is exploring better ways tto keep you informed in the wake of the COVID-19 Crisis. This includes an ongoing series and Q&A sessions with local leaders, experts, and citizens.
Listen to a recording of KBUT’s Live Q & A with Local Officials from Monday, March 23. The show was hosted by Christopher Biddle and all guests joined the conversation via teleconference.
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KBUT Will Host COVID-19 Q&A with Local Health Officials.
KBUT will host a live question and answer session with local health officials on the spread and impact of COVID-19 in the Gunnison Valley.
There are many ways to submit questions for this event. We will be taking questions live both on social media and phone calls. You can also submit questions ahead of time by emailing News@kbut.org (please use the subject line COVID-19 Questions) or by posting in the Facebook event page or any posts related to the event.
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