Mesa County Public Health is participating in a statewide Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment exercise this week. Information prefaced with “***EXERCISE – EXERCISE – EXERCISE***” should be considered part of the exercise and should not be acted upon by residents.

This exercise allows Mesa County Public Health and partnering agencies to test systems that would be activated in cases of real-life emergencies. Fictional information could be distributed through the Mesa County Public Health Facebook page, the Mesa County Public Health website or blog or the Joint Information Center blog.

Should a real-life emergency situation arise during the exercise, the exercise will immediately be suspended and MCPH staff will respond accordingly.