It seems like vaccine rates are on the rise and things are moving in the right direction as we continue to move past the horrible COVID-19 pandemic that has plagued the world for the past twelve months. There have been so many things that have gone wrong but here in Mesa County and across the world, we continue to navigate the situation the best we can. So it's exciting to hear that due to low COVID-19 cases and positivity rates Mesa County Public Health has announced we are now in Level Blue on the Colorado COVID-19 dial, this went into place beginning on Sunday, March 14th.

What Does Colorado's Level Blue on the COVID-19 Dial Actually Mean?

Moving into the level blue means restaurants, offices, gyms, outdoor entertainment (including concerts), and both critical and non-critical retail shops can now be open at 50% capacity. Although businesses that have received the 5-star variance have been able to operate under these new guidelines for a few weeks now.

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What Numbers Did It Take Before Mesa County Moved into Level Blue?

Before all businesses were allowed to open again at 50% capacity our county needed to have a 5% or less positivity rate, between 15 and 100 cases per 100,000 residents, and no more than two new COVID-19 hospital admissions per day. Which obviously we met or we couldn't make this transition into level blue.

Mesa County Public Health has made it very clear on the guidelines at this point, click here to see them. We are all so excited to have events and concerts back soon!

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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