Parks & Recreation Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Late yesterday afternoon, the Grand Junction Parks & Recreation Department became aware that one staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. The employee quickly identified their symptoms and immediately went home to begin a self-quarantine. This staff member works with a small group of other Parks & Recreation staff members who are also currently quarantining. This group of individuals has not been in contact with other City employees or members of the public.

All City employees, including Parks & Recreation staff, monitor symptoms daily and track symptoms at the beginning of every working shift. In addition to daily symptom monitoring and tracking, in-person interactions are limited and masks are required during in-person interactions and while working inside. The City developed a mask policy that went into effect April 13, 2020 following the Governor’s guidelines.   

The City of Grand Junction works closely with Mesa County Public Health to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the City is dedicated to the safety of our employees and the public. This exposure does not affect service delivery at this time. The City will continue to work with Mesa County Public Health to monitor the situation and make necessary changes to our operations to keep our employees and the community safe. 

As a reminder, the Mesa County Public Health Hotline at (970) 683-2300 is a resource for community members that are experiencing symptoms and need to be tested. For the most up-to-date public health information, visit the Mesa County Public Health website.

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

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