Mesa County Fairgrounds hosts carnival despite spike in COVID-19 cases

Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 8:53 PM MDT
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Strict safety guidelines in place at fall carnival
Strict safety guidelines in place at fall carnival(KKCO)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - If you want to get the family out for something new and fun, there’s a carnival at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.

Officials at the fairgrounds say they wanted to do something different and fun this fall so they sought compliance from the health department to put on the carnival.

The Mesa County Fall Carnival will have rides and games for kids, but like everything else, people are expected to adhere to county COVID-19 guidelines. In fact people will have to fill out a form in the event there is an outbreak. The form will ensure contact tracing.

“All of the ride operators and staff will be required to wear masks during the event,” says Fairground Manager Kyle Carstens. “There is hand sanitizing at every ride. There will also be handwashing stations.”

The Mesa County Fall Carnival will be open weekdays at 4:00 p.m. and weekends at 2:00 p.m. from Thursday, October, 15 through October 25th. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

Mesa County reported 30 new cases of COVID-19 in the county on Thursday, bringing the county’s two-week total to 198.

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