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Current information and reliable resources for understanding and responding to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

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This guide aims to provide current and reliable information about the COVID-19 pandemic and offer helpful resources all in one place. If you have any questions please email ask@mcpld.org.

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Esta guía tiene como objetivo proporcionar información actual y confiable sobre la pandemia de COVID-19 y ofrecer recursos útiles en un solo lugar. Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico a ask@mcpld.org.

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Mesa County Public Health / State Health Updates

5/24/20

Mesa County enter Phase 2 re-opening plan.  See details.

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5/13/20

MCPH is now scheduling appointments for COVID-19 antibody testing.  Learn more here.

 

Current Colorado Order

6/1/20 State Safer at Home order extended and is now "Level 2: Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors.". Note that Mesa County differs from the state order.

Full guidance by sector as of June 9, 2020.

Risks and benefits of everyday activities.

Face Masks

On April 17th, Governor Polis signed an executive order ordering workers in critical businesses and critical government functions to wear non-medical face coverings.  View all executive orders.

On April 3rd, 2020, Governor Polis asked all Coloradans to wear a simple cloth facemask whenever venturing outdoors in order to help limit the spread of Coronavirus.  Please do NOT attempt to obtain medical-grade masks as these are needed by health care and other front-line workers.  Below are some resources to help you make your own.

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What is COVID-19?

WHAT IS COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is caused by a novel coronavirus that was first identified as part of an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

WHAT'S A CORONAVIRUS?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus is a new strain that has not been previously identified in people.

KNOW HOW IT SPREADS

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

From cdc.gov

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

AVOID CLOSE CONTACT

STAY HOME IF YOU'RE SICK

COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

WEAR A FACEMASK IF YOU ARE SICK

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

CLEAN AND DISINFECT

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

From cdc.gov

Avoid Fake News and Health Misinformation

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