March 24th Grand Junction COVID-19 Briefing

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Local government officials are holding a daily briefing in response to COVID-19.

In Tuesday’s briefing, Grand Junction city officials focused on the economical impact COVID-19 is having on Grand Junction’s economy. Grand Junction City Council declared a local state of emergency in regards to its economy Monday, which resulted in a sales, use, and lodging tax deferment. This deferment is set to last until July 31, 2020. The ordinance includes granting extensions for filing returns and making payments, relief from interest and penalties and filing a claim for temporary refund of taxes paid to the city. This emergency tax relief effort has the potential to infuse about $4 million back into the local economy.

Local officials also spoke on “stay at home orders”. Mesa County Public Health and Mesa County officials have a plan in place if such measures need to be taken.

For time cues according to speaker and topic, see below:

  • Grand Junction Mayor Rick Taggart on deferral of payment and local economy @ 4:45
  • Amanda Mayle, Mesa County Public Health on stay at home orders @ 8:50

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