Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has been notified of a second positive case of COVID-19 from the state public health laboratory.
The Mesa County resident that tested positive is a male over the age of 60. This individual is a contact of the first person to test positive for COVID-19 in Mesa County.
Our community-wide response team is working to help stop the spread of illness, but as we’ve shared before we fully expect more cases. The MCPH screening location is collecting dozens of samples every day, those results are being reported to us as they are completed at the state lab in Denver.
We are taking the situation seriously, and ask residents to do the same by staying informed and following public health and provider recommendations. Statewide social distancing public health orders are in effect and they are vital to helping contain the spread of this virus in Mesa County and across Colorado.
Public Health Recommendations
- If you are experiencing symptoms like a cough, fever, or difficulty breathing, isolate yourself and call your health care provider. Do not go to the emergency room unless you are having a medical emergency. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve community members with the most critical needs. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
- Practice good personal hygiene and sanitize often. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water; in the absence of soap and water, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol; cover coughs and sneezes; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you’re sick; keep your children home if they are sick. Stay away from people that are ill, especially if you are 60 and older, or have underlying medical conditions.