Community Briefing for March 26, 2020

The City of Grand Junction is focused on and committed to the wellbeing of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City is committed to putting measures in place to make sure that we continue to provide the core municipal services the community expects from the City of Grand Junction.

Stay at Home Order – Yesterday, Governor Polis issued a temporary stay at home order, effective today, March 26. The temporary order is effective through April 11. As a result, all City offices will be closed to the public and staff will continue to assist the community over the phone and online when applicable. A full list of City services available online or over the phone is available here.

This executive order means Coloradans should not leave their homes except for critical activities including:

  • Obtaining food and other household goods including medicine, alcohol and cannabis products
  • Going to and from work if you are a critical employee
  • Seeking medical care
  • Caring for dependents or pets
  • Caring for a vulnerable person in another location
  • Participating in outdoor recreation in your area at a legally-mandated safe distance of six feet or more from other parties

 The full order can be read online and the Governor has created a FAQ for the order, available here.

City Charge Emergency Changes – The City has temporarily amended its charge structure as a part of a comprehensive economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The charge change will provide temporary relief to local businesses that may be impacted by the pandemic. These changes are made by an administrative action of the City Manager as authorized under Council’s Emergency Declaration.

A schedule of the temporary charge changes may be viewed on our website.

The City is committed to serving our residents through the temporary stay at home order and will continue to develop creative solutions for this economic and public health crisis. We thank our residents for the support as we maintain the delivery of our core municipal services.

As always, we will continue to update the community on any changes to services. Please visit our COVID-19 response page or our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates.

Contact: Incident Command PIO – (970) 852-1105

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