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Air Quality Health Advisory through Jan. 8 at 6 p.m.

Air Quality Health Advisory through Jan. 8 at 6 p.m.

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has issued an Air Quality Advisory through Saturday, January 8 at 6 p.m. Cold and stagnant weather conditions in the Grand Valley have allowed fine particulate matter concentrations to climb into the Moderate category on Saturday....

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Treatment Clinic Closes

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Treatment Clinic Closes

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY THERAPY TREATMENT CLINIC CLOSES Treatment not effective against Omicron variant, which is predicted to be dominant strain in Mesa County  The Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Treatment Clinic that opened nearly one month ago, located at 401 Kokopelli...

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Update 12/30/21

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Update 12/30/21

COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE  Latest COVID-19 data COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have been decreasing for the past several weeks after a recent peak in November.  Of Mesa County residents currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 90% are unvaccinated. ...

First Mesa County Resident Hospitalized with Flu in 2021

First Mesa County Resident Hospitalized with Flu in 2021

MESA COUNTY RESIDENT HOSPITALIZED WITH FLU Mesa County has its first hospitalized influenza (flu) case in an adult male over the age of 60. The hospitalization is a reminder of all circulating viruses, in addition to COVID-19 that are impacting our healthcare system....

Capacity Remains Limited Across Mesa County Hospitals

Capacity Remains Limited Across Mesa County Hospitals

CAPACITY REMAINS LIMITED ACROSS MESA COUNTY HOSPITALS Mesa County Hospitals and Public Health Urge Caution During the Winter Holiday Season As the winter holidays continue and families and friends gather to celebrate, Mesa County Public Health and local hospital...

Mesa County Records Deadliest Month for COVID-19

Mesa County Records Deadliest Month for COVID-19

  MESA COUNTY RECORDS DEADLIEST MONTH FOR COVID-19 Deaths in the last two months account for more than 30% of total deaths due to COVID-19 in Mesa County More than 16 months after the first Mesa County resident died of COVID-19, the coronavirus death toll...

COVID-19 omicron variant confirmed in Colorado

COVID-19 omicron variant confirmed in Colorado

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has confirmed its first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Colorado. The case was identified in an adult female resident of Arapahoe County who had recently traveled to Southern Africa for tourism. She is experiencing minor symptoms and is isolated and recuperating at home. She had been fully vaccinated and was eligible for the booster vaccine but had not received it yet.

What We Know About Emerging Variants: Omicron

What We Know About Emerging Variants: Omicron

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT EMERGING VARIANTS: OMICRON Mesa County is prepared and ready should the Omicron variant be identified in our community. Sequencing for this variant is occurring through the State lab as well as the contracted lab used by MCPH at the community...

FOOD SAFETY ALERT: POWDERED BEVERAGES RECALLED

FOOD SAFETY ALERT: POWDERED BEVERAGES RECALLED

BACKGROUND Mesa County Public Health has been made aware of food products being recalled that could have been distributed in Mesa County. If you have any of the below products, do not eat or drink them. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them. Select...

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

  If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you may be able to get monoclonal antibody treatment. This treatment can help keep you from getting seriously sick and keep you out of the hospital.  The mobile mAb buses that were deployed across the state through...

This is your sign

This is your sign

Your sign to get vaccinated isn't written in the sky. It's here. Now. Mesa County Public Health is launching a fresh campaign to engage our county in creative invitations to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.Write "This is your sign" on anything you can find. Get...

Fall Open Burn Season Ends Oct 31

Fall Open Burn Season Ends Oct 31

Fall Open Burn Season ends two hours before dusk on Sunday, Oct. 31. Residents must use alternative options instead of burning. Take yard waste to the Mesa County Organic Materials Composting Facility at Mesa County Solid Waste, 3071 U.S. Hwy. 50.  The facility...

FOOD SAFETY ALERT: CANNED ROAST BEEF AND SEAFOOD RECALLS

FOOD SAFETY ALERT: CANNED ROAST BEEF AND SEAFOOD RECALLS

Mesa County Public Health has been made aware of two foods being recalled that could have been distributed in Mesa County. If you have any of the below products, do not eat them. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them.Clean and sanitize any utensils,...

COVID-19 VACCINATION RECORD

COVID-19 VACCINATION RECORD

When you receive your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, you should get a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card that tells you what COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you received it.Bring your card if you get a second dose, additional...

CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations

CDC Statement on ACIP Booster Recommendations

Schedule Your Vaccine Appointment Online Call Us Mesa County Public Health is administering booster and additional doses to eligible individuals at our Community Vaccination Site, located at Mesa County Public Health, 510 29 1/2 Road. Schedule an appointment online or...

No Burn Advisory Due to Red Flag Warning

No Burn Advisory Due to Red Flag Warning

Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory on September 16, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. due to a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service. The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in critical...

New Toolkit for High-Risk Settings

Mesa County Public Health is dedicated to limiting outbreaks of COVID-19 in our community. This toolkit is designed for the hard-working organizations that provide housing and counseling for vulnerable populations. It includes recommendations and guidance to help...

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes from a single trap location in the zone east of Grand Junction have tested positive for West Nile virus. The Grand River Mosquito Control District collected the mosquitoes on August 26, 2021. The types of mosquitoes that tested positive were identified as...

Fall Open Burn Season begins September 1

Fall Open Burn Season begins September 1

Media Contact: Stefany Busch 970-697-4611 stefany.busch@mesacounty.us Fall Open Burn Season begins September 1 Fall Open Burn Season begins September 1 and runs through October 31 in Mesa County and through September 30 in the City of Grand Junction. Permits for...

Cue Rapid COVID-19 Test Temporarily Paused at MCPH

Cue Rapid COVID-19 Test Temporarily Paused at MCPH

Public Health Emerging Issues August 23, 2021   Cue Rapid COVID-19 Test Temporarily Paused at MCPH Due to delayed shipment of testing supplies and the prioritization of testing for Mesa County Valley School District 51 schools, Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is...

Big Shot Grand Prize Winner Announced

Big Shot Grand Prize Winner Announced

BIG SHOT GRAND PRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCED Big Shot Grand Prize Winner, Michael Faithe, is presented with a check for $58,200. Michael Faithe, 39, of Grand Junction, was selected as the Grand Prize winner of the Big Shot giveaway. The program provided a financial incentive...

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE  COVID-19 Case Trends Community transmission remains high, with a decline in average daily cases. Four weeks ago, the average daily case count was 33, in the most recent week, the average daily case count is 21.  Delta Variant Spread There...

COVID-19 Booster Not Yet Recommended

COVID-19 Booster Not Yet Recommended

CDC Announcement, August 13, 2021: Booster Shots for Immunocompromised Individuals CDC now recommends that people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely should receive an additional dose of mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine after the...

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues August 4, 2021 COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE COVID-19 Case Trends Community transmission remains high, with a decline in average daily cases. Four weeks ago, the average daily case count was 32, in the most recent week, the average daily case...

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues July 28, 2021 COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE  COVID-19 Case Trends We continue to see a steady decline in average daily cases. Four weeks ago, the average daily case count was 45.  In the most recent week, the average daily case count is 33. ...

Public Health Emerging Issues: Plague in Colorado

Public Health Emerging Issues: Plague in Colorado

Public Health Emerging Issues July 27, 2021 Plague Activity in Colorado: Protect Yourself and Know the Symptoms Plague is an illness carried by fleas that live on rodents such as mice, squirrels, chipmunks, and prairie dogs. Their fleas can jump onto domestic animals...

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues July 22, 2021 COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE  School Guidance Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) worked in coordination with Mesa County Valley School District 51 (D51) on their Keeping Schools Open plan for the 2021-2022 school year.  We will...

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Activity Update

Public Health Emerging Issues July 14, 2021 COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE  Delta Variant Spread There are 634 cases of Delta variant in Mesa County. We estimate the total number of Delta variant cases to be much higher. Not all positive COVID-19 tests are tested again for...

MCPH Issues Air Quality Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

MCPH Issues Air Quality Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

UPDATE July 13:  The Air Quality Advisory has been extended through 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 14.  Smoke is expected to decrease for many areas Tuesday afternoon and evening, the public health recommendations should continue to be followed throughout the advisory...

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Situation Update

Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Situation Update

Public Health Emerging Issues July 9, 2021 COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATE  Delta Variant Spread There are 569 cases of Delta variant in Mesa County. We estimate the total number of Delta variant cases to be much higher. Not all positive COVID-19 tests are tested again for...

Community COVID-19 Testing Site Hours Change

Community COVID-19 Testing Site Hours Change

COMMUNITY COVID-19 TESTING SITE HOURS CHANGE Residents should continue to get tested when symptoms are present, especially with the rapidly spreading Delta variant in our community Starting Monday, June 28th, the community COVID-19 testing site, located in the Mesa...