Mesa County Commissioners Hope to Decide How and When Economy Opens

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MESA COUNTY, Colo.- In an open letter to Governor Jared Polis, Mesa County Commissioners requested the county be allowed to implement its own plan to resume the economy.

The commissioners cite low hospitalizations of COVID-19 cases in the county as grounds to implement their own reopening plans.

Commissioner Rose Pugliese says state health officials have also received the county’s request, and hope to have an answer in the next week.

“Our intent is to open on April 26 when the governor presumably lifts his shelter in place order” Pugliese said. “So hopefully within this week we will be able to get approval. We have a great plan, it’s a very responsible plan that follows state guidelines.”

You can view the commissioners’ plan here.

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