The amount of information and misinformation regarding COVID-19 is creating uncertainty and concern in our community. Mesa County Public Health is encouraging everyone to visit health.mesacounty.us as the trusted source of information for Coronavirus. We are updating the information as the situation evolves.
Mesa County Public Health is taking this situation seriously and so should the public. We are seeing increased cases in Colorado and we expect to continue to see more. Our prompt public health actions will help protect the most vulnerable populations and the facilities that serve them as part of preventing widespread disruption in Mesa County.
Residents also have a role in preventing the spread of the virus and should take this situation as seriously as we are. While COVID-19 has similar symptoms to the flu, there are reasons why COVID-19 is such a threat.
- COVID-19 it’s a new virus that your body has never seen before and there is no individual or community immunity to it.
- COVID-19 has the ability to impact healthy adults and the elderly with preexisting health conditions.
- COVID-19 is transmitted very efficiently; it can be transmitted by those who are mildly ill or even presymptomatic. One person can transmit the disease to two or three other people.
The first step to contain COVID-19 is understanding the details associated with it. We urge all Mesa County residents and visitors to stay connected through health.mesacounty.us.