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August 12, 2020

Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19

Wildfire smoke from the Pine Gulch Fire burning about 20 miles north of Grand Junction is causing air quality concerns. Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is […]
August 11, 2020

Individual actions guided by public health advice critical as students return to school

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) recently completed COVID-19 case investigations where public health recommendations for isolation and quarantine were not followed. The impacts of an individual […]
August 6, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: Limiting Your Bad News Intake 

Chances are, if you are trying to stay up to speed on the news, much of what you’re seeing is about COVID-19. While we want you […]
August 5, 2020

MCPH issues wildfire smoke advisory due to Pine Gulch Fire

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has issued a smoke advisory beginning Wednesday, August 5 due to smoke from the Pine Gulch Fire, approximately 20 miles north […]
August 4, 2020

Bring Out The Bug Spray

Mosquitoes can transmit illnesses to humans through their bite. West Nile virus (WNV) and other illnesses can be transmitted through mosquitoes. WNV is the leading cause […]
August 3, 2020

Air Quality Health Advisory Extended Due to Wildfire Smoke

This advisory has been extended through Wednesday, August 5 at 9 a.m. Areas of moderate to heavy smoke can be expected Tuesday morning in areas immediately […]
July 31, 2020

Businesses Recognized For Dedication To Safety With Best Practices

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) announced a partnership with the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize businesses taking necessary precautions and following guidelines to […]
July 30, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: What To Do If You Find Out You’ve Been Exposed

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) saw an uptick in demand for COVID-19 tests immediately following the July 4th holiday. Our country’s birthday is an annual time […]
July 29, 2020

Suicide report shows improvement with continued need for intervention and education

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) along with several community partners including the Mesa County Coroner’s Office routinely collects and analyzes data to understand suicide trends in […]
July 23, 2020

COVID-19 Stories: Be supportive, careful, alert, and kind to fight COVID-19

Since March, when the first COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Colorado, we have often reminded ourselves and each other that “we are all in this together.” […]