Thursday, March 26, 2020

County Administrator Declares Local Disaster Emergency for COVID-19 Pandemic

Mesa County today declared a Local Disaster Emergency in the unincorporated area of Mesa County, Colorado, due to the presence and impact of COVID-19.

The declaration activates the response and recovery aspects of all County emergency plans. It temporarily authorizes the suspension of necessary standard County policies to ensure timely and adequate resource allocation to meet emergency response needs.

“The purpose of this Local Disaster Emergency declaration is to allow the County to cut all the red tape,” Mesa County Administrator Pete Baier said. “We want to clear the way and prioritize all economic and emergency response efforts aimed at protecting our community.”

The Mesa County Board of County Commissioners will ratify the declaration within the next seven days.

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