The City of Grand Junction had one employee test positive for COVID-19 this week. To reduce the spread of the virus, employees monitor symptoms daily and track symptoms at the beginning of every working shift. The City developed a mask policy that went into effect April 13, 2020 following the Governor’s guidelines, which requires City employees to wear masks personal interactions and while working inside. In-person interactions between staff are limited as staff has options for teleworking and work areas have been improved to promote health and safety.
Colorado is currently in Phase 1 of vaccine distribution and Mesa County is currently in Phase 1A and 1B of distribution. Mesa County Public Health issued an update on vaccinations this week. The City continues to partner with Mesa County Public Health to vaccinate those employees who are eligible. To slow the spread of disease, Mesa County Public Health continues to ask all Mesa County residents to continue physical distancing, mask-wearing, and limiting social interactions with those outside your immediate household until a vaccine is widely available and able to be distributed to all residents of Mesa County.
There are no current changes to City services as the County remains at the COVID-19 Orange: High Risk category. To learn more about the current status of Mesa County, please visit Mesa County Public Health’s website. As a reminder, residents can find information about the City’s relief and response efforts, the status of City facilities, and a full list of services available virtually or via the telephone on the City’s website.
The City of Grand Junction remains committed to providing services to the community and will continue to modify services as appropriate in response to the pandemic. The City will continue to work with Mesa County Public Health to monitor the situation. The health and safety of the public and staff remains a top priority.
Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager | 970-244 1557 or firstname.lastname@example.org