Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has received a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 from the state public health laboratory. A presumptive positive test will be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but this does not delay public health response.
The Mesa County resident that tested positive is a male in his 30s.
The individual who tested presumptive positive remains isolated at home and was advised to do so upon sample collection for COVID-19 testing. Mesa County Public Health is in contact with the individual that tested presumptively positive to identify and follow-up with any close contacts.
We know our community is worried about this virus. “Mesa County Public Health is prepared to help our community stop the spread of illness, but we can’t do it alone,” MCPH Executive Director, Jeff Kuhr says. “This has to be a community response, having each resident of Mesa County informed, taking preventive measures, and adhering to guidance from health care and public health officials will be essential in our response to this illness.”
While this is is the first presumptive positive test in Mesa County, MCPH fully expects more cases. We are taking the situation seriously, and ask you do to the same by staying informed and following public health and provider recommendations.
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