Back in late March and early April, most people in the Upper Gunnison Valley were applauding our county officials for jumping on an outbreak of coronavirus that was, at that time, one of the worst in the nation, and implementing orders that pretty much shut all economic and social activity down to try to slow the spread.
It was an effective strategy that “flattened the curve,” and prevented an inundation of our limited medical resources. Within a week or two similar policies were executed in most states, often driven by grassroots locales — some of which probably wished they had been as fast as Gunnison County in developing strategies to minimize contact among people.
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