May 6 COVID-19 County Briefing

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. — County officials are still holding weekly COVID-19 briefings, and, good news, they do not seem to worried about the spread here in Mesa County.

More good news daycare centers are now open again to everyone.

Mesa County currently has 50 COVID-19 cases, which Mesa County Public Health says is a result of seeing one to two positive cases a day, but they feel confident in their footing right now.

“We are not seeing a significant increase in cases.” – Mesa County Public Health

View details on recoveries vs. positive cases on MCPH’s website: https://health.mesacounty.us/covid19/

It’s also important to note that COVID-19 symptoms have expanded, you now need to look out for muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss in taste or smell, along with the original symptoms, which are a cough, fever, and difficulty breathing.

Although the county is still seeing a community spread of COVID-19, hosptials are not seeing any surges, and health officials encourage you to get in and take care of your medical needs.

“Now is the time to make sure your health care is updated and that you are getting care from chronic conditions.” Colorado Canyons Hospital CEO, Korrey Klein

Also on the county briefing agenda, was the expansions of service within daycares.

During Colorado’s stay at home order, child cares were supposed to serve critical infrastructure, which means– only essential workers– were receiving childcare help.

But now, under the state’s safer at home order, child care is available through all licensed childcare home facilities, whether you are an essential employee– or not.

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