Community Briefing for March 31, 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.

City Council Meeting – City Council will be holding its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 1. In lieu of in person attendance, the public may listen to/view Council meetings on television on Charter channel 191 or online via live streaming at http://www.gjcity.org. The public may contact City Council and/or City staff by e­mail regarding items on an agenda our website. Electronic communications will be distributed to the person(s) addressed and Council and staff will try and respond as quickly as possible.

Citizens have two options for providing Citizen Comments:

  • Via phone by calling (970) 255-­2355 during the Citizen Comment portion of the meeting
  • Submitting comments online until 4 p.m. on April 1 by completing this form. Written comments will be read aloud at the City Council meeting. In ­person comments are suspended until further notice.

COVID-19 Pandemic & City Construction Projects – The stay at home order from Governor Polis identifies construction an essential activity. The City of Grand Junction continues to bid projects to keep construction projects moving and support the local economy. Almost all construction work can be completed following social distancing protocols as staff is often separated in various pieces of equipment with just a couple of laborers on the ground.

Construction safety protocols have been developed that are similar to that of the general public:

  • Practice social distancing while working on projects
  • Keeping equipment clean and sanitized
  • Not working while sick
  • Using virtual meeting techniques to minimize physical interaction between people.

Local contractors have also updated their safety plans to include coronavirus protocols.

City projects that are currently under construction include the 23 Road Trunk Extension, Riverbend Lift Station Elimination, 31 Road Sewer Replacement, Dos Rios fill for Bike Playground.

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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