Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has extended the Public Health Order for Phase 2 of reopening and will submit an application to enter the Protect Our Neighbors phase when applications open on July 6. 

The Mesa County Board of Public Health approved the extension to Public Health Order 2020-03, Safer at Home – Phase 2, which was set to expire this weekend and allows facilities and establishments to operate at 50% capacity, with social distancing measures in place, and allows gatherings of up to 50 people. Large events pose the greatest risk and are still not allowed. The extension makes the following amendments and clarifications:

  • Bars and nightclubs must limit activities to seated activities only, no dancing. 
  • Specific recommendations for safe practices at private gatherings are now included.

Mesa County is seeing a steady increase in positive cases of COVID-19 with 20 new cases in the past week, including 9 positive cases reported today. 

This plan keeps our community’s overall health as a top priority and provides ways businesses can open safely but it requires individual responsibility from each resident to:

  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance
  • Wash hands often
  • Cover nose and mouth in public
  • Stay home when sick
  • Get tested if symptoms appear

Read the full order here.



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