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July 9, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: Parenting during a pandemic – Ideas to balance COVID safety and summer fun

Parenting during a pandemic summer has been a challenge for most of us with children at home, as the world has been rapidly changing. “Normal” doesn’t […]
July 2, 2020

Public Health Order Extended for Safer at Home Mesa County, Guidance for Safe Practices at Private Events Now Included

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has extended the Public Health Order for Phase 2 of reopening and will submit an application to enter the Protect Our […]
July 2, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: Stop the Spread (of Misinformation)

COVID-19 has been called an “infodemic” by the chief of the World Health Organization, because of the large amount of inaccurate or misleading information being spread […]
July 1, 2020

Residents Urged to Avoid Social Gatherings for July 4 Holiday

With the upcoming Independence Day holiday, Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is asking all residents to continue to take action to protect our community and slow […]
June 30, 2020

Mesa County Variance Allows Bars to Remain Open

In an announcement Tuesday afternoon Governor Polis stated bars and nightclubs in certain areas would close, a measure being taken due to increasing case counts of […]
June 29, 2020

MCPH Executive Director Honored by Grand Junction Rotary with Service Above Self Award

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has been working tirelessly to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Mesa County. Executive Director, Jeff Kuhr, was recently honored with […]
June 25, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: The New Pandemic Bicycle Culture

If it feels like there have been more bikes out on the roads and trails lately, you’re not imagining things.  Call it a bicycle renaissance or […]
June 24, 2020

Outdoor Visitation Now Allowed at Residential Care Facilities

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released guidance allowing outdoor visitation at residential care facilities. This guidance allows visitors at residential care facilities […]
June 22, 2020

Do you have symptoms or feel you may have been exposed to COVID-19? Here’s how (and when) to get tested.

With increased availability of sampling supplies and broadened criteria for testing eligibility, no-cost COVID-19 testing is now possible for many more Mesa County residents than in […]
June 18, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: The Spoken (and Unspoken) Rules of Outdoor Recreation

With its built-in opportunities for social distancing, one of the most popular activities during the COVID-19 pandemic has been outdoor recreation. Trails and, more recently, campsites […]