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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
Gov. Jared Polis is not ruling out the possibility of ordering some Colorado residents to shelter in place to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
The state of Colorado has launched a new relief fund and volunteer website to help residents who are being affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Residents can contribute and sign up to volunteer at www.helpcoloradonow.org.
KBUT Broadcast a live Question and Answer Session with local health officials on Monday, March 16. The event was broadcast from the ICE Lab in Gunnison.
KBUT Local & Regional News
An appeals court Judge says the US Forest Service should have considered alternative wildlife protections before it gave a permit to Colorado’s largest active coal mine.
Local officials and residents of the Gunnison Valley are preparing for a possible outbreak of the Covid 19 virus after the Centers for Disease Control this week began warning Americans of such a scenario.
The Colorado legislature has passed a bill to repeal the death penalty. The decision comes after several days of emotional debates that put the spotlight on lawmakers’ religious beliefs and their experiences of losing loved ones to gun violence and murder.
Coal-fired power plants are closing, or being given firm deadlines for closure, across the country. In the Western states that make up the overallocated and drought-plagued Colorado River, these facilities use a significant amount of the region’s scarce water supplies.
Starting Friday, Feb. 21, the Prater Cup celebrates its 40th Anniversary. It’s become a major event in the USASA circuit, and a memorable one at that. KBUT spoke with Stephanie Prater, Dan’s daughter who helps to organize the event each year, about what makes the Prater Cup a special event.
A warming climate is already causing river flows in the southwest’s largest watershed to decline, according to a new study from federal scientists. And it finds that as warming continues it’s likely to get worse.
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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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