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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. ...

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...