The Grand Valley is just like the rest of the country trying to be proactive about the COVID-19 pandemic. Over this past weekend, Grand Junction released a list of closures, and now Palisade and Fruita are closing certain businesses and buildings to slow the spread of the virus.

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Here is a list of closings that we know about:

  • The Veteran's Memorial Community Center in Palisade.
  • All recreational programs are canceled in Palisade.
  • People are being asked to avoid the Palisade Town Hall and fire station buildings as much as possible.
  • The Fruita Community Center is closing indefinitely, this again is just a precautionary measure.
  • Fruita branch of the Mesa Library is closed as well as the Fruita Senior Center.
  • All recreational programs are canceled in Fruita until April 6th.
  • All Fruita Park restrooms were closed as of yesterday (March 15th).

To help stop the spread of the illness, remember to stay home if you're feeling ill. And remember to wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of at least 20 seconds.

The Colorado Department of Health is also recommending all public gatherings of more than 250 people be canceled or postponed at this time.

If you feel like you may have symptoms or have been exposed to the virus you're encouraged to call your health care provider for guidance about being tested as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about COVID-19 you can call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911.