March 23rd Grand Junction COVID-19 Briefing

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- With Mesa County’s fifth case of COVID-19 being announced, local government officials hold a briefing and Mesa County’s and Grand Junction’s response to COVID-19.

According to Mesa County Public Health Director Jeff Kuhr, about 160 COVID-19 tests have been administered by Mesa County Public Health, and Kuhr says he’s still waiting on about half of those results to be sent back from the state health department.

Kuhr wants to remind folks to call your primary healthcare provider if you feel like you have COVID-19 symptoms, and call Mesa County Public Health if you don’t have a primary care provider.

According to Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton, the city council is considering easing the stress on businesses within city limits with a sales tax deferement.

Caton says the city is looking at refunding the March collections for February sales tax, which he says could put $4 million back into the community.

Follow Mesa County Public Health’s coronavirus (COVID-19) response page for the latest updates about the situation in Mesa County and across Colorado.

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