Seven City of Grand Junction employees tested 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.
The City of Grand Junction continues to partner with Mesa County Public Health and Pinnacle Venue Services to provide space for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Grand Junction Convention Center. The clinic includes designated spaces for vaccination, recovery and for the volunteers administering the vaccinations. The City is also covering the cost of the utilities. Pinnacle Venue Services is providing the daily management of the facility, ensuring that the building is operating smoothly throughout the clinic’s hours of operation. The Fire Department is staffing the clinic with EMTs to assist with monitoring the health of those who received the vaccine.
As a reminder, Municipal Court will resume holding regular in-person court sessions on Tuesday and Thursday of each week and Wednesday court sessions on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.
To learn more about the current status of Mesa County, please visit Mesa County Public Health’s website. 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.
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, 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.
Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager | 970-244 1557 or firstname.lastname@example.org