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Posted on: November 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

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The City of Grand Junction became aware that a Parks & Recreation employee tested positive for COVID-19 today, November 12. The employee works at the Orchard Mesa Pool and is currently quarantining as part of the recovery process. Community members who may have been exposed have been notified and staff who also may have been exposed are quarantining.  

The Police Department has had several positive cases and will continue to keep the community updated through their channels.

All City employees monitor symptoms daily and track symptoms at the beginning of every working shift. In addition to daily symptom monitoring and tracking, in-person interactions are limited, and masks are required during in-person interactions and while working inside. The City developed a mask policy that went into effect April 13, 2020 following the Governor’s guidelines. Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases within the community and the recent shift to Safer at Home – Level Orange: High Risk the City of Grand Junction continues to modify access to public buildings to help slow the spread. To ensure uninterrupted delivery of city services, residents are encouraged to conduct business with the City virtually or over the phone.

The following changes will go into effect:

  • Orchard Mesa Pool and the Parks & Recreation Administration building will be closed today, November 12.
  • City Hall will be open by appointment-only after Friday, November 13.
  • The lobbies of the Fire Department Administration Building and Police Station will be closed after Friday, November 13.

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. As a reminder, most City business can be completed virtually or over the phone. A full list of services is available on our website.

Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244 1557 or

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