Community Briefing for April 1, 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.

Community PPE Drive – Since last Friday, community members and local businesses have made personal protective equipment (PPE) donations for first responders at Grand Junction Fire Administration including masks, containers of disinfectants, coveralls, and non-latex gloves. First Responders and their families are incredibly grateful for this outpouring of support for the safety of those on the front lines. Donation bins continue to be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at 625 Ute Avenue.

#TakeoutTuesday – Visit Grand Junction has promoted #TakeoutTuesday on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as a part of the City’s #GJStrong and #GJStrongAppetite campaigns. The department shared staff photos of picking up takeout from local restaurants which spurred close to 40 other establishments using the hashtag as they shared photos. Visit Grand Junction will continue to promote on Tuesdays under the #TakeoutTuesday name.

Visit Grand Junction also maintains a community-driven document where restaurants and other businesses are listed with information about hours, availability of take-out, and other useful information for residents. The Department also maintains a resource page on their website for COVID-19-related information.

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.

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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