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August 21, 2020

Poor air quality due to wildfires, above average temperatures expected to continue

Mesa County remains under an Air Quality Alert for Wildfire Smoke in the region due to the Pine Gulch Fire. Significant fire growth, dry conditions, and […]
May 23, 2020

Mesa County to transition to phase 2 of reopening plan

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) continues to lead the way in reopening and was granted another variance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment […]
April 11, 2020


Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has issued a public health order effective 6:00 a.m. on April 13, 2020, that requires critical retailers to implement social distancing […]
April 24, 2019

New Medication Drop Box Installed at Palisade Pharmacy

A new medication drop box location has been added to Mesa County. Palisade Pharmacy, 707 37 3/10 Rd B, Palisade, CO 81526, is the first location […]
April 8, 2019

Air Watch Alert – No Open Burning on 04/09/19 from Noon to 10 p.m.

Mesa County Public Health has issued a No Open Burning Air Watch Alert for Mesa County, including agricultural burns, from 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on […]
March 26, 2019

Public Health Emerging Issues – March 26, 2019

Vaccines Work! An unvaccinated six-year-old almost died from Tetanus earlier this year. The child was hospitalized for two months after getting a deep cut while playing […]
February 27, 2019

MCPH special report highlights tobacco use in Mesa County

  Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has released “Tobacco in Mesa County,” a special report that highlights tobacco use in our community. The report details: traditional […]
February 12, 2019

Open Burn Season begins March 1

Spring Open Burn Season begins on March 1. In an effort to streamline the open burning process, regulations between Mesa County and the City of Grand […]
February 11, 2019

Public Health Emerging Issues – February 11, 2019

MEASLES IMMUNIZATION PROTECTS RESIDENTS AS NATION, WORLD SEE A RESURGENCE OF THE DISEASE Cases of measles are being reported across the United States and throughout the […]
January 30, 2019

Parents invited to teen vaping prevention event

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) and the Fruita Youth Initiative (FYI) are partnering to offer Teen Vaping Prevention Jan. 31 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Fruita Middle School, 239 N. Maple St. This educational event is for parents interested in learning more about vaping devices, youth vaping in our community and how to talk to your kids about vaping.