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Community & Public Health Information
To stay up to date on public health information in Mesa County, we recommend visiting Mesa County Public Health’s website at: www.health.mesacounty.us/covid19/
Mesa County Public Health can be contacted at:
Grand Junction Office: 510 29 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, Colorado 81504
Fruita Office: 215 N. Plum St. Fruita, Colorado 81521
Main Phone Number | (970) 248-6900
Email | email@example.com
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – Noon
Seven Key Actions for Public Health
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Practice social distancing
Resources for Businesses
Financial Help & Information for Small Businesses
- SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Business Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- SBA Economic Disaster Loan Update 03-18-2020
- Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Update: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment: Resources for Workers
- Facebook announces $100 million program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19
- Colorado SBDC COVID-19 Small Business Response Resource
- Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade: Business Resource Center
Resources for Employers
- Colorado Workforce Update: State and Federal Coronavirus Rules & Mandates
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act Summary
- Associated Governments of Northwest CO: Business Resources
- Please Read: Lighthouse HR Support: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employment Practice Resources
- CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- HR Branches: Tough Decisions Ahead – Layoff Options
- Colorado SBDC Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for Colorado Business
- US Chamber of Commerce Disaster Help Desk for Business
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies and Protocols for the Colorado Restaurant Industry
- Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans With Disabilities Act
- Work-share Information
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – Unemployment Resources
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – Information & Resources Regarding COVID-19
Leadership & Working From Home
If you have the ability to work from home, it might be a good idea to do so. The following resources will help you be successful as you work from home as well as continue to lead your team during this time.
- SCL Health: How to Successfully Work from Home
- LinkedIn: How to lead a team who is suddenly working from home
- Harvard Business Review: Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis
- Setting Up a Temporary Work From Home Office
Additional Health & Community Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment: www.colorado.gov
- CDPHE Environmental Cleaning Guidance for COVID-19
- Grand Junction Mutual Aid (Facebook Group): This public facebook group provides opportunities for our community to come together and help those in need.
- Food Bank of the Rockies
- Community Food Bank
- National Rural Health Association – COVID-19 Resources
- State of Colorado Retail Food Establishment COVID-19 Public Health Order
- Mesa County Sheriffs Office COVID-19 Information
Supporting Local Business
Seven Simple Ways You Can Support Businesses and Shop Local Now
Buy a Gift Card – Support service based businesses by purchasing a gift card now to use later. Your investment can help the business sustain themselves during this time and you’ll be able to treat yourself later!
Buy Now, Pick Up Later – Support product based businesses by purchasing an item now to be picked up later. Many local restaurants are currently offering take-out or curbside pick up.
Tip & Say Thank You – Many employees are continuing to work with the public. Let them know you appreciate their hard work by tipping appropriately and remembering to say thank you.
Continue Your Membership or Subscription – Many organizations rely on membership or subscription based due. Support businesses by continuing these services.
Engage Online – Support local businesses by engaging with their online content. Spread encouragement by posting a positive comment, liking a post, and sharing content.
Talk to a Business Owner – Reach out to a local business owner and ask what you can do to support them at this time. Let them know they’re not alone.
Stay Positive – Remember that we are a community and we are all in this together! Rather than spreading fear, seek opportunities to lend a helping hand and spread a positive message.
Mesa County Solid Waste Management Campus Adjusts Public HoursEffective 03/25/2020 the Solid Waste Management Campus will make the following changes to the services offered:
The Hazardous Waste Collection Facility hours have been reduced and the Reuse Program has been suspended. The facility is open for residential drop off on Saturdays ONLY from 8-4:15. We will continue to take appointments for businesses that are Very Small Quantity Generators. As a reminder, e-waste CANNOT be disposed of in the Landfill. Waste Management and CORRecycling accept e-waste.
The Organic Materials Composting Facility hours have been reduced. The Composting facility is open for residential drop off on Saturdays ONLY from 8-4:15. Businesses may bring green waste to the Landfill for free. Bulk purchases of Mesa Magic Compost can be made at the Landfill. Bagged Mesa Magic Compost is available at Chelsea’s Nursery, Bookcliff Gardens, Valley Grown Nursery, Mt. Garfield Greenhouse, Orchard Mesa True Value, Peach Tree True Value, Fruita True Value, the Fruita Co-Op, and the Palisade Co-Op.
The Landfill and Transfer Stations will remain open to the public. However, it is strongly suggested that residents limit their visits and utilize commercial waste haulers whenever possible.
All Solid Waste Management Campus tours have been suspended. If you have a tour scheduled before April 30, please contact our staff to reschedule.