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MCPH Prepares for Flu Season, Vaccine Now Available

MCPH Prepares for Flu Season, Vaccine Now Available

Flu season will soon get underway in Mesa County. The flu vaccine is now available at Mesa County Public Health for anyone in the community ages six months old and older. Flu season runs from October through May, with cases typically peaking in January and February....

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Mesa County

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Mesa County

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 22, 2022: There is a second confirmed case of West Nile virus in Mesa County. Local Situation For the first time this season, a human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Mesa County. A male in his 60s has been diagnosed with neuroinvasive...

Novavax Vaccine Now Available at Mesa County Public Health

Novavax Vaccine Now Available at Mesa County Public Health

LOCAL SITUATION Mesa County Public Health has received Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine and is ready to administer to the community. This vaccine is for residents who have not been previously vaccinated for COVID-19. To schedule an appointment, call 970-248-6900.  ...

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus

LOCAL & STATE SITUATION For the first time this season, West Nile virus has been confirmed in a mosquito sample in Mesa County. The Grand River Mosquito Control District collected the mosquitoes from the Fruita area the week of July 18-22. The type of mosquito...

No Burn Advisory Extended Through June 14

No Burn Advisory Extended Through June 14

**The No Burn Advisory is extended through Tuesday, June 14.** The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning and High Wind Advisory for Mesa County. The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in critical fire weather...

COVID-19 Community Level Moves from Medium to High

COVID-19 Community Level Moves from Medium to High

BACKGROUND The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a new tool to help individuals and families make choices to prevent COVID-19. Community Levels for a specific county can be rated as low, medium, or high. Recommendations for controlling risk...

COVID-19 Community Level Moves from Low to Medium

COVID-19 Community Level Moves from Low to Medium

BACKGROUND The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a new tool to help individuals and families make choices to prevent COVID-19. Community Levels for a specific county can be rated as low, medium, or high. Recommendations for controlling risk...

No Burn Advisory Due to High Winds

No Burn Advisory Due to High Winds

Due to fire safety concerns, Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on May 19. Burning of any kind, including agricultural burning, is not allowed during this advisory period.  The National Weather Service has issued a Wind...

MCPH Launches New Program, Grand Valley Connects

MCPH Launches New Program, Grand Valley Connects

BACKGROUND Grand Valley Connects began providing services this week to Mesa County individuals and families. This program is a resource hub containing experts on local services. These experts, called Resource Navigators, provide personalized referrals to services in...

No Burn Advisory Due to High Winds

No Burn Advisory Due to High Winds

Due to fire safety concerns, Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on May 11. Burning of any kind, including agricultural burning, is not allowed during this advisory period.  The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind...

No Burn Advisory Due to Strong Winds

No Burn Advisory Due to Strong Winds

Due to fire safety concerns, Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on May 8. Burning of any kind, including agricultural burning, is not allowed during this advisory period. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind...

No Burn Advisory Due to Strong Winds

No Burn Advisory Due to Strong Winds

Due to fire safety concerns, Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 7. Burning of any kind, including agricultural burning, is not allowed during this advisory period. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind...

2021-2022 Flu Activity Remains Low

2021-2022 Flu Activity Remains Low

The 2021-2022 influenza (flu) season officially began in early October and ends in late May. Typically, Mesa County experiences its peak flu activity from mid-February to late April. Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) recorded more flu activity than the 2020-2021...

No Burn Advisory Due to Strong Winds

No Burn Advisory Due to Strong Winds

Contact: Alli Howe Call/Text: 970-697-4611 Email: healthinfo@mesacounty.us NO BURN ADVISORY DUE TO HIGH WIND CONDITIONS Due to fire safety concerns, Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 29. Burning of any kind,...

Food Safety Alert: Ground Beef Products Recalled

Food Safety Alert: Ground Beef Products Recalled

Contact: Alli Howe Call/Text: 970-697-4611 Email: healthinfo@mesacounty.us FOOD SAFETY ALERT: GROUND BEEF PRODUCTS RECALLED DUE TO POSSIBLE E. COLI CONTAMINATION Background Mesa County Public Health has been made aware of ground beef products being recalled that could...

Highly Contagious Avian Influenza Spreading in Colorado

Highly Contagious Avian Influenza Spreading in Colorado

Background Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, often referred to as bird flu, is a disease found in wild and domestic birds caused by the Avian Influenza A (H5N1) virus. Wild birds can be infected with bird flu and show no signs of illness. They can carry the disease...

No Burn Advisory Due to High Winds, Fire Safety Concerns

No Burn Advisory Due to High Winds, Fire Safety Concerns

Mesa County Public Health has issued a no burn advisory from Monday, April 11 at 3 p.m. to Tuesday, April 12 at 6 a.m. due to expected high winds.  The National Weather Service forecast calls for strong, gusty winds, with gusts of 40-50 mph in the valleys and 50-60+...

Community COVID-19 Response Reduction 

Community COVID-19 Response Reduction 

Community COVID-19 Response Reduction Testing, Vaccination, Treatments, and Case Investigation Still Available  Since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Mesa County in March 2020, public health, emergency services, and health care providers have worked in...

Spring Open Burn Season begins March 1

Spring Open Burn Season begins March 1

Spring Open Burn Season begins March 1 and runs through May 31 in Mesa County and through April 30 in the City of Grand Junction. Permits for everyone in the County (including those within city limits) are issued by Mesa County Public Health (MCPH).  Residential Burn...

Free Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Tests Distributed at MCPH

Free Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Tests Distributed at MCPH

FREE RAPID AT-HOME COVID-19 TESTS DISTRIBUTED AT MCPH Limited supplies are available during regular business hours Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is distributing free rapid COVID-19...

Report Home COVID-19 Test Results to MCPH

Report Home COVID-19 Test Results to MCPH

  As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to elevate cases to new highs in Mesa County, COVID-19 testing is increasingly important. Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) recommends a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, sore throat,...

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. ...