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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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Mesa County Public Health / State Health Updates

9/18/20 Mesa County enters Phase 3 'Protect our Neighbors' plan

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9/14/20 State-wide mask order extended for another 30 days.  View all executive orders.

8/14/20 State-wide mask order extended for another 30 days.  View full order here. View all executive orders.

7/16/20 Governor Polis announces state-wide mask order.  This overrules any previous Mesa County exemptions. View full order here. View all executive orders.

Q and A about the order

The following individuals are exempt from the requirements of this Executive Order:

  • Individuals ten (10) years old and younger
  • Individuals who cannot medically tolerate a face covering.

Individuals performing the following activities are exempt from the requirements of this Executive Order while the activity is being performed:

  1. Individuals who are hearing impaired or otherwise disabled or who are communicating with someone who is hearing impaired or otherwise disabled and where the ability to see the mouth is essential to communication;
  2. Individuals who are seated at a food service establishment;
  3. Individuals who are exercising alone or with others from the individual’s household and a face covering would interfere with the activity;
  4. Individuals who are receiving a personal service where the temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service;
  5. Individuals who enter a business or receive services and are asked to temporarily remove a face covering for identification purposes;
  6. Individuals who are actively engaged in a public safety role such as law enforcement, firefighters, or emergency medical personnel;
  7. Individuals who are officiating at a religious service; or
  8. Individuals who are giving a speech for broadcast or an audience.
5/13/20

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

 

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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.

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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