Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) continues to provide timely and useful data to inform our community on illness levels of COVID-19. A data dashboard on the Mesa County Public Health website serves as a community resource and has been updated daily since March of 2020.
The online dashboard has been updated to give our community a greater understanding of the current situation as it relates to COVID-19. Information presented can help residents get a better feel for what the case numbers, hospitalizations, and vaccine data mean – and provide greater context giving Mesa County residents information to make informed decisions.
A streamlined and easier to understand picture of cases, hospitalizations, and vaccine progress is now front and center. The dashboard also includes a new in-depth way for the community to explore case data, allowing for metrics to be set based on a specific timeframe or data type.
The dashboard now clearly illustrates if cases are increasing, remaining steady, or decreasing using 7-day averages to account for differences in test counts. MCPH continues to examine local data to drive our local response to COVID-19. As the winter months approach and our behavior changes, there is the potential for elevated case counts.
Case information will now be updated each weekday, it’s currently updated daily. All other metrics are updated on a weekly basis.
MCPH reminds residents that with flu season upon us, and COVID-19 cases at elevated levels, taking preventive measures can help our community keep healthy and prevent unnecessary illness.
- Stay away from others when you are sick.
- Symptoms of COVID-19 are often very mild and similar to other illnesses.
- COVID-19 vaccines are free, safe, and effective. Make a plan for your vaccine today. When you’re ready schedule your appointment here.
- MCPH has flu vaccine available, anyone interested in getting a flu vaccine should call the MCPH clinic, 970-248-6900 for an appointment.
The MCPH dashboard presents information related to the COVID-19 situation in our community. Information and comparisons to other communities in Colorado and across the United States are available on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites which both have interactive features.