Thank You to Our 5-Star Partners
There are no local Public Health Orders currently in effect in Mesa County. The 5-Star Program is not currently in effect.
The 5-Star Program was introduced in the Summer of 2020 as a joint Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) – Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce strategy to support local businesses.
The program recognized businesses for their efforts to protect staff, customers, and the community by implementing specific COVID-19 health and safety precautions. The program’s purpose was to provide customers information as they choose which businesses to visit, and give businesses guidance on the prevention measures they wish to utilize.
Follow the Mesa County 5-Star Program on Facebook to see local businesses featured!
MESA COUNTY 5-STAR PROGRAM CONTINUES
Although Mesa County’s Free to Choose Resolution is in effect starting Friday, April 16, 2021, Mesa County 5-Star businesses are still operating under COVID-19 precautions.
The 5-Star Program is a joint Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) – Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce strategy to support local businesses that began in the summer of 2020. In the 5-Star Program, businesses are recognized for their efforts to protect staff, customers, and the community by implementing specific COVID-19 health and safety precautions. The program’s purpose has always been to give customers information as they choose which businesses to visit, and give businesses guidance on the prevention measures they wish to utilize.
In this next phase, the program will re-launch with a new website, visit mesacounty5star.com to see the full list of partners and specific recommendations for participating businesses.
As we enter the Free to Choose phase, we ask residents to respect individuals’ and businesses’ choices whether to wear or suggest face coverings and partake in other COVID precautions.
Businesses and agencies subject to corporate, federal, or state regulations will also continue following COVID-19 restrictions set by their higher authority. Mesa County establishments and agencies that choose to continue to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines or are required to do so by their governing entities will post COVID-19 requirements on their doors and their websites. We encourage residents to familiarize themselves with the requirements set by each specific business they wish to visit.
MCPH continues to encourage all residents to wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible and maintain a physical social distance from others. We also encourage residents to get the life-saving vaccine at our community vaccination site or through another local provider. Immediate scheduling is open to all residents 16 years and older. Visit our website, health.mesacounty.us/covid19/vaccine, or call 970-248-6900, to schedule an appointment.
FASE 2 DEL PROGRAMA DE 5 ESTRELLAS DEL CONDADO DE MESA
Con la Resolución Libre para Elegir del Condado de Mesa que entró en vigencia el viernes 16
de abril de 2021, se están realizando algunos cambios en el Programa de 5 Estrellas en el
Condado de Mesa.
El Programa de 5 estrellas es una estrategia conjunta de Salud Pública del Condado de Mesa
(MCPH) y la Cámara de Comercio de Grand Junction para apoyar a las empresas locales que
comenzó en el verano de 2020. En el Programa de 5 Estrellas, las empresas son reconocidas
por sus esfuerzos para proteger al personal, los clientes y la comunidad mediante la
implementación de precauciones específicas de salud y seguridad contra COVID-19. El
propósito del programa siempre ha sido brindar información a los clientes mientras eligen qué
negocios visitar y brindarles orientación sobre las medidas de prevención que desean utilizar.
En esta próxima fase, el programa se relanzará con un nuevo sitio web (página de internet),
visite mesacounty5star.com para ver la lista completa de negocios y recomendaciones
específicas para las empresas participantes.
A medida que ingresamos a la fase Libre para elegir, les pedimos a los residentes que respeten
las decisiones de las personas y las empresas de usar o sugerir tapabocas y tomar otras
precauciones contra COVID.
Las empresas y agencias sujetas a regulaciones corporativas, federales o estatales también
continuarán siguiendo las restricciones de COVID-19 establecidas por su autoridad superior.
Los establecimientos y agencias del condado de Mesa que elijan continuar siguiendo las
pautas de seguridad de COVID-19 publicarán los requisitos de COVID-19 en sus puertas y
Alentamos a los residentes a que se familiaricen con los requisitos establecidos por cada
negocio específico que deseen visitar.
Stay Informed on the latest information relating to COVID-19
by visiting the Mesa County Public Health website
Working Together for a Healthy Community
MCPH sigue animando a todos los residentes a que se cubran la cara con un tapabocas
cuando no sea posible el distanciamiento social y a mantener una distancia social física con los
demás. También alentamos a los residentes a que reciban la vacuna que salva la vida en el
sitio de vacunación de nuestra comunidad o a través de otro proveedor local. La programación
inmediata está abierta a todos los residentes mayores de 16 años. Visite nuestro sitio web,
health.mesacounty.us/covid19/vaccine, o llame al 970-255-3700 para programar una cita.
PROTECT AGAINST WEST NILE VIRUS AS SEASON CONTINUES
- A Mesa County horse tested positive for West Nile virus, serving as a reminder that the virus has been identified in our area and is capable of spreading to people.
- It may feel like summer is over because school is back in session, but mosquitoes are still active in the warm weather Mesa County has been experiencing.
- Although we haven’t had any human cases of the virus so far, this season, Mesa County typically sees an increase in human cases of West Nile virus during the month of September.
- Prevent West Nile virus on your property and in your home.
- Mosquitoes lay groups of eggs on the surface of water. Drain standing water on your property.
- Empty and scrub, turn over, cover or throw away any items that hold water such as tires, buckets, planters, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers or trash cans.
- Tightly cover water storage containers such as buckets, cisterns and rain barrels.
- Install or repair and use window and door screens – do not leave doors propped open.
- Protect yourself against mosquito bites.
- Use an insect repellant with DEET, picaridin, IR 3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus when you’re spending time outside – whether you’re out hiking or biking or just in your own backyard.
- Dress in long sleeves and pants when you’re outside, if possible.
- Avoid spending time outside during dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
- About one in five people infected with the virus develop symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash. If you experience symptoms, contact your health care provider.
STAY HEALTH – DO NOT DRINK RAW MILK
- Three Mesa County residents have become ill after drinking raw milk since August 1.
- The sale of raw milk for human consumption is illegal in Colorado, but people can still purchase a cow share to obtain it.
- If you drink raw milk you may ingest harmful bacteria such as coli, Campylobacter or Salmonella.
- The number of bacteria in raw milk is unpredictable, which makes it unsafe as it may cause serious, life-threatening illness.
- Contamination is caused by:
- Cow feces coming into direct contact with the milk.
- Cow disease.
- Infection of the cow’s udder.
- Bacteria from the cow’s skin.
- Insects, rodents and other animals.
- Pasteurized milk offers many health benefits without running the threat of infection because it has been heated to kill germs.
- Children, elderly people, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems have the highest risk of becoming ill from drinking raw milk.
- If you drink raw milk and start to feel ill, contact your health care provider.
- Drink pasteurized milk to avoid illness.
Mesa County Health Department is
kicking off a new Prevent T2 class series for residents. Prevent T2 is a
program designed to help people make lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of
developing type 2 diabetes.
Nationwide, 86 million Americans have
prediabetes – 90 percent of those people don’t know they have it. Based on
national estimates, one in three Mesa County residents are prediabetic.
at risk for prediabetes if:
- You are
overweight or obese.
- You are 45 years
of age or older.
- Your parent or
sibling has type 2 diabetes.
- You are
physically active fewer than three times per week.
- You ever gave
birth to a baby that weighed more than nine pounds.
- You ever had
diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes).
Joining the Prevent T2 Program will
give you the tools and the support you need to make changes that will both
prevent type 2 diabetes and last a lifetime.
Small groups will meet with coaches approximately
once a week for six months, then transition to monthly meetings for the
following six months. Research shows this type of program reduces onset of type
2 diabetes by 58 percent overall and 71 percent overall for people 60 years of
age and older.
Find out if you qualify for the Prevent
T2 Program today – our upcoming classes start in October. Call (970) 248-6900
or visit health.mesacounty.us or talk to your health care provider.
A No Open Burning Air Watch Alert has been issued for Mesa County from 11 a.m. on
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, by the Mesa County Health Department.
According to the National Weather Service, Grand Junction Field office:
VERY STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP TODAY AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. WIND
GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON…WITH
PEAK GUSTS REACHING 60 TO 65 MPH IN THE DESERTS OF EASTERN UTAH.
IMPACTS: FIRE STARTS WILL BE DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE, TO
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW… OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS… LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY… AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.
For more information, call Mesa County Health Department at 248-6900.