by Sean Edens | Apr 3, 2023 | News
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Due to strong winds, Mesa County Public Health has issued a No Burn Advisory until 11 p.m. tonight. Burning of any kind, including agricultural burning, is not recommended during this advisory period. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for parts of Mesa County and other areas across the Western Slope. Wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible.
Instead of burning, consider these alternatives:
- Take yard waste to the Mesa County Organic Materials composting facility at Mesa County Solid Waste, 3071 U.S. Hwy. 50. Open Wednesday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. For more information, call (970) 263-9319.
- Compost leaves and grass clippings yourself. This can improve water retention in your yard or garden.
- Rent or borrow a wood chipper for your tree and shrub trimmings. Chipped branches can also be good mulch.
For information on current air quality conditions and to learn if it’s OK to burn, visit the air quality page.
by Sean Edens | Aug 12, 2022 | News
On August 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance for persons exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
- Individuals who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 are no longer recommended to quarantine, regardless of vaccination status.
- After a COVID-19 exposure, all individuals should wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on day 5.
- Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should stay home for at least 5 days and isolate themselves from others.
- Individuals may end isolation after 5 days as long as they have been fever-free for more than 24 hours without the use of medication and all other symptoms have improved.
- It is recommended that individuals continue to avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from the virus until at least day 11, regardless of when their isolation ends.
- Individuals with a positive COVID test should wear a mask through day 10. If COVID-19 symptoms worsen after isolation, restart isolation to day 0.
- Persons with a weakened immune system should consult their doctor for further guidance before ending their isolation.
Being up to date with vaccination is still the best prevention of serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 and its circulating variants.