Mesa County Fair Grounds close carnival due to COVID-19 spike

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Mesa County Fairgrounds opened its gates on October 15th to host a carnival planned to go through October 25th, but after an increase in local Covid-19 cases, Mesa County Public Health has recommended canceling the carnival immediately.

Prior to opening, the event submitted an application to MCPH outlining increased cleaning and crowd control measures. But since that time, there’s been a large rise in cases, according to the local health department, there have been more than 160 cases reported since October 15th.

A fairground official says, “We are sorry to cancel this event, but the safety of our community is the top priority”.

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