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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 email@example.com.
- 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
Monday, March 16th at 6pm.
Gov. Jared Polis is urging the cancellation of large public gatherings as several more COVID-19 cases are reported around the state.
At a meeting of the incident command team Friday morning, a variable who’s who of emergency responders in Gunnison Valley scrambled to coordinate messaging, sure up gaps in operation, and find ways to protect the region’s elderly and infirm.
KBUT Local & Regional News
One of the biggest and most consequential battles of the 2020 legislative session is expected to start this week, once Democrats unveil their latest plan to create a statewide paid family leave program.
A bill making its way through the Colorado Legislature would enable counties in the state to regulate the short term rental industry in the same way that towns and cities already can.
Americans saw the flaws of a presidential caucus this week after vote totals in Iowa were delayed by technical glitches. The complexity of a caucus is one of the reasons why Colorado is back to conducting a primary.
One rural community in Colorado was so frustrated with high health insurance costs and government inaction that a few years ago, residents took matters into their own hands.
As Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic lawmakers wage a war with hospitals over the rising cost of health care in Colorado, many residents like Jamie Harrison are still stuck paying high premiums on the West Slope.
When Blondie’s Diner closes around 9 p.m. and a table of hunters finish their green chili cheeseburgers and head back to their hotel, the town of Naturita feels a bit like a ghost town.
There are two new marijuana dispensaries still open late with green neon signs, but on a November night at the start of hunting season, not many customers are partaking.
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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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