Mesa County Public Health has issued Public Health Order MCPH2020-02 outlining Safer at Home in Mesa County. This is a localized, phased approach as we continue to work to ensure residents of Mesa County are protected from COVID-19. The order is complimentary to State Public Health Order 20-28 and should not be relied on solely.  

The order is effective immediately and completely voluntary. Businesses should phase-in operations on an individualized timeline that allows for best practices to be implemented. 

Safer at Home will look a little different in Mesa County than other areas, but just like the statewide recommendations, we must maintain physical distancing, wear cloth face coverings, and continue focusing on disease prevention. “We’ve been able to avoid devastating effects of COVID-19 that other communities have seen,” Jeff Kuhr, Executive Director of Mesa County Public Health said. “This puts us in a position to begin to phase-in some limited services, but this is not an immediate return to life as it was prior to COVID-19. We continue to ask residents to stay the course and take precautions to protect themselves and others.” 

Public Health recommendations for all Mesa County Residents include:

  • Maintain physical distancing (6 feet)
  • Adults 65 years and older and high-risk populations shall limit public interactions and stay at home as much as possible
  • Use cloth face coverings for interactions where physical distancing is not possible or when entering public places 
  • Stay home and not go to work or out in the public if experiencing symptoms
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Clean and disinfect all non-porous, high-touch surfaces frequently

You can read the entire order here.