City Services Update for May 8, 2020

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The City of Grand Junction is developing a plan for reopening City Hall as the Grand Junction area starts to reopen. This plan will unfold over a period of time, allowing for a phased reintroduction of the general public into the facility. Starting on the week of May 18, City Hall will open by appointment only and previously scheduled Municipal Court cases will be heard on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The City Council workshop on May 18, the City Council meeting on May 20, and the Planning Commission meeting on May 26 will be open to public. Staff will create staging areas/rooms for members of the public to queue and the meetings will streamed in real time to these areas. If you are not feeling well, please do not come to City Hall. For a list of City services available online or over the phone, please visit our website.

As the City reopens, members of the community will see several additional safety measures in place to promote physical distancing. City employees will continue to wear masks when interacting with the public and we will continue the safety protocols currently in place. These safety measures help protect our employees and members of the community. Members of the public are encouraged to wear masks when visiting City Hall and other City facilities as they begin to open.

City Incident Command System (ICS) – The City of Grand Junction activated an Incident Command System (ICS) in March to coordinate an effective and efficient response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An ICS structure is typically used for emergent events and as the City transitions into long-term management of the pandemic, the ICS structure will be deactivated, and City departments will handle specific response actions.

The City will continue to partner with Mesa County Public Health for public health information, as this helps us develop plans to provide services to the community safely.

Emergency Declaration – The Emergency Declaration that was approved by City Council expired on May 6. The state of emergency was originally declared because of the risk to the personal health and economic welfare to the persons and businesses of the City and the Greater Grand Junction community, and in light of the ongoing risk to public health, safety and economic security.


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

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