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


End of the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Declaration (May 11, 2023)

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

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

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Vaccination Information

Mesa County Public Health / State Health Updates

Mesa County Data Dashboard - current COVID numbers in Mesa County. (last updated 1/3/23)

1/05/23 The COVID testing site at CMU will be permanently closing on Saturday, January 14.

09/07/22 Bivalent booster now available.

08/05/22 Novavax vaccine available as a new option for those who have not received a COVID vaccination previously.

6/21/22 Vaccine approved for children ages 6 months to five years.

3/30/22 Second booster shots available for certain individuals.

3/15/22 The testing site at Mesa County Fairgrounds will be closing permanently after March 26, 2022.

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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.


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

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

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 Face Mask

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.


Avoid Fake News and Health Misinformation