*LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT*

MCPH Urges Additional Precautions as Holiday Gatherings Approach, and COVID-19 and Influenza Circulates Putting Additional Strain on Local Hospitals

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Health Department officials would like
to remind the public that Fall Open Burn Season ended Oct. 30. Burning yard
waste and other materials is no longer permitted. Continued burning can reduce
air quality in Mesa County during inversions and can become a health risk for
those with respiratory issues.
Mesa County is already experiencing
short-term inversions and our Air Quality Index (AQI), has moved into the
moderate category.
Yard waste and other materials can be
taken to the Mesa County Landfill and Compost Facility at 3071 U.S. Hwy 50. Please note that the facility will be
closed Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving.
Click here for more information
about composting in Mesa County.
Residents can also reduce polluting
emissions this season by
  • Carpooling, using public
    transportation, walking or riding bikes to their destinations.
  • Combining errands into one trip and
    planning the most efficient route to avoid traffic delays.
  • Keeping vehicles well-tuned and
    maintained.
  • Obeying the speed limit and accelerating
    gradually.
  • Keeping solvents and paints in
    properly sealed, air tight containers.
  • Avoiding vehicle idling.