Mesa County has changed the capacity limit and last call time in the county due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

Mesa County Public Health recently announced some changes here in Mesa County. The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Colorado and Mesa County is no exception.

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Mesa County was one of the first counties in Colorado to move into the Protect Our Neighbors phase. But according to Mesa County Public Health. the number of COVID-19 cases in Mesa County has been rising since then.

There have been 198 coronavirus cases in Mesa County in the last two weeks, according to Mesa County Public Health. The number of cases exceeds the acceptable rate under the Protect Our Neighbors phase, which is the phase of reopening that Mesa County is currently in.

Mesa County now must make the following changes, according to Mesa County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:

  • Capacity is reduced to 300 people max or 50% of capacity - (whichever one is fewer) for both public and private gatherings
  • Last call will be at midnight and all alcohol consumption at bars and nightclubs must end by 12:30 a.m.
  • The statewide executive order for face masks has been reinstated

Mesa County residents who are 11 years old and older must wear masks while entering, moving, using, or waiting in any public indoor space.

It's unfortunate that Mesa County was forced to decrease capacity and essentially moved backward with COVID-19 restrictions. But with an uprise in the number of COVID-19 cases, we must do everything we can to stay safe.