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September 3, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: Prioritize Immunizations Before Flu Season

It’s no secret that our healthcare routines have been impacted because of COVID-19. During the stay at home order this spring, elective surgeries were canceled to […]
September 1, 2020

Free drive-up COVID-19 testing in Mesa County expands, appointment no longer needed

En Español Beginning September 1, drive-up testing availability is expanding and will be available Tuesday – Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. An appointment is […]
September 1, 2020

Fire restrictions mean Fall Open Burn Season won’t begin on Sept. 1

Due to current fire restrictions, the Fall Open Burn Season which typically begins September 1 has been temporarily suspended. Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is not […]
August 27, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: Doing Our Part to Keep Kids in School

You’ve likely heard the phrase, “Doing My Part,” during Colorado’s fight against COVID-19. It has even resulted in some popular hashtags, #DoingMyPart and #DoingMyPartCO, and we […]
August 26, 2020

Wildfire Smoke Advisory Lifted

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) lifted the wildfire smoke advisory at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26. Although multiple wildfires are still burning, smoke has dispersed […]
August 21, 2020

Poor air quality due to wildfires, above average temperatures expected to continue

Mesa County remains under an Air Quality Alert for Wildfire Smoke in the region due to the Pine Gulch Fire. Significant fire growth, dry conditions, and […]
August 20, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: Let’s hear it for good news!

This post is solely dedicated to amplifying good news! Much of 2020 has been dominated by the pandemic and stories filled with bad or uncertain news. […]
August 19, 2020

Public Health Emerging Issues: Wildfire Smoke Impacting Air Quality

Smoke from the Pine Gulch Fire burning approximately 20 miles north of Grand Junction continues to affect local air quality. Persistent smoky conditions are impacting communities […]
August 13, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: Back-to-School Symptom Checks

When school begins, symptom checking will become a necessary part of the daily routine. Mesa County Valley School District 51 will resume classes this fall starting […]
August 12, 2020

Public Health Order Extended for Safer at Home Mesa County

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has extended the Public Health Order for Phase 2 of reopening. The Mesa County Board of Public Health approved the extension […]