A Facebook group called “Free Mesa County” has been created to encourage people to undermine public health and advance the spread of the novel Coronavirus in Mesa County by openly disobeying Colorado’s mask mandate and demanding full occupancy for indoor venues like churches.
The group’s latest event is an “en masse” maskless shopping event to be held this Friday, January 1, New Year’s Day. The group is urging its followers to go out and swarm local businesses without wearing face masks. Wearing of face masks is currently a requirement in all indoor public places designed to stop the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, which causes Covid-19.
The group’s event amounts to a coordinated attack on essential workers and their families, health care professionals giving their all to the community as they sacrifice their own safety and struggle to care for those sickened with Covid-19, and locally-owned businesses struggling to stay open amid the pandemic.
The group was created September 22, 2020 and so far has 346 followers. Its past events include a protest against public health measures at the Courthouse on November 21, and a protest November 20th at the Mesa County Public Health Department demanding an end to the mask order and full occupancy for churches.