MCPH documents some of the work and issues that impact a local public health agency during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read as we share information about our community’s response, epidemiological investigation process, measures to protect the most vulnerable, and more.

June 1, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: The Role of Public Health

“Public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an […]
May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: Protecting our most vulnerable

While COVID-19 cases remain fairly low, we cannot forget the importance of protecting the most vulnerable populations in Mesa County. As we reflect on the news […]
May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: Mesa County’s Variance to Safer at Home

Mesa County was granted a variance from the State of Colorado’s Safer at Home directive late last week, which put us in the driver’s seat to […]
May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: Contact Tracing

In recent weeks, we’ve all begun to hear the words “contact tracing”– seemingly everywhere. As epidemiologists, we are constantly studying patterns, whether patterns of infection or […]
April 27, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: Going the (Social) Distance

The residents of Mesa County have gone the (social) distance and taken our directive to stay at home, use cloth face coverings, distance ourselves physically from […]