Mesa County was certified as one of the first counties in the state for the Protect Our Neighbors phase of reopening. This week the Mesa County Board of Public Health approved Public Health Order 2020-04, Protect Our Neighbors.
This public health order builds upon Mesa County’s phased, gradual approach to reopening that has been successful so far. Major changes include:
- Limits occupants to 50% of the facility’s normal capacity or 500 people, whichever is less.
- Capacity limits may increase by 5% every month as long as key metrics are maintained. Increases in capacity do not happen automatically.
- A larger number of people are allowed to be in an indoor space, but social distancing is still required.
What about face coverings?
Face coverings are still required while entering/exiting or moving throughout a public indoor space, but the new order clarifies some instances where a face covering may be removed including; while exercising indoors, while seated at an establishment or place of worship, and while alone in an office or cubicle space as long as safe distancing (at least 6 feet) practices are being applied.
All community members are strongly encouraged to read the entire public health order and outlined guidelines. More information can also be found on the Mesa County Public Health website.