Friday, April 10, 2020

Community Development Staff Make Cloth Masks for Colleagues

Mesa County Community Development Support Services staff are being proactive and taking action to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This week, they made masks for co-workers who interact with the public. Those masks are going to building inspectors, planners, as well as for themselves, as public-facing frontline staff.

Mesa County Public Health is asking everyone to wear face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are challenging to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Read more about cloth face-covering guidelines, here.

Rose Tafoya wraps up the pattern cutting for the face masks.
Vicki Audino does some sewing.
Tori Kittel has moved from her computer to a sewing machine.
Tori Kittel modeling a face mask she made at home to try one of the patterns being used.

Melisa Boyles is hard at work, sewing a cloth mask. 
Mesa County Community Development Departments (Building, Code Compliance, OWTS, and Planning) are operating with modified services to reduce in-person contact and to provide a safe working environment for both customers and staff.

The following are the most efficient ways to connect:
  • Email communication is encouraged for all divisions at mccomdev@mesacounty.us.
  • Building & OWTS Inspections - Activate the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system by dialing 970-256-1564.
  • Mesa County Central Services Lobby (MCCS) - The Community Development front counter is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, no appointment necessary.
Please call 970-244-1636 or visit https://www.mesacounty.us/services/community-development/ for more information regarding services.

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