Community Briefing for March 27, 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.

As a reminder, city services are available online, by phone and by appointment as needed. Since City offices are closed to the public, we encourage the public to call or look for services online. Despite the closures, the City is still available to serve the public.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donations – Grand Junction Fire Department is accepting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) donations starting today. Items can be dropped off in the bins outside of Fire Administration at 625 Ute Ave. weekdays between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

The following items are currently needed; other items will not be accepted at this time:

  • Masks – unopened and unused only:
    • N95 masks
    • Surgical/procedure masks
  • Gloves – unopened and unused only:
    • Exam gloves (latex-free)
  • Smocks – new and lightly used:
    • Painting smocks
    • Rain jackets (disposable or permanent)
    • Art Smocks
    • Coveralls of any type
  • Supplies – unopened and unused only:
    • Bleach
    • Disinfectant wipes
    • Disinfectants and sanitizers
    • Hand sanitizer containing 60% or higher isopropyl alcohol

Parks Facilities & Recreation Options – The City of Grand Junction has closed all playgrounds, picnic areas and shelters and courts (including basketball, volleyball, pickleball and tennis) in accordance with the Governor’s stay at home order, which went into effect yesterday. Indoor facilities, such as the Senior Recreation Center and the Orchard Mesa Pool, remain closed. Recreation programs and shelter reservations remain cancelled through May 15.

The 36 City parks, over 20 miles of bike paths and over 900 acres of open space remain open. All bathroom facilities at the parks remain open and are being regularly cleaned and disinfected. The order issued by the Governor encouraged Coloradoans to stay active and healthy by walking, biking and jogging, and the Grand Junction parks system is a great place to engage in these activities. Please recreate responsibly!

Please continue to use our available services, while respecting social distancing. Although City offices are closed, Parks & Recreation staff are still available to serve the community through phone and email.

For a complete list of City of Grand Junction facilities that are temporarily closed to the public, as well as a list of phone numbers and available online services, please visit 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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