It's not exactly good news, but we got the word from the Grand Junction Fire Department that two of their personnel have now tested positive for COVID-19. The two first responders quickly identified their symptoms and are now in self-quarantine and will not be reporting to duty until all symptoms are gone.

All Grand Junction firefighters are continuing to monitor daily for all symptoms and tracking any possible symptoms prior to reporting for duty. These cases have been notified to Mesa County Public Health for possible tracing and exposure notifications.

While these two tests are alarming, rest assured that nothing will change with the level of service you will receive from our Grand Junction Fire Department. They will continue to work with Mesa County Public Health to monitor the situation and communicate any changes.

Both the community and the media will be notified if any changes to their operations are made, but nothing is expected at this time. Obviously, this could change if additional cases come back positive from other personnel.

During this time all community members are being asked to avoid visiting any fire station unless it is an emergency. The Mesa County Public Health phone number is (970) 683-2300 in case you're feeling any COVID-19 symptoms or have any questions regarding the virus that you need to be answered.

To stay up to date with the latest information regarding Mesa County Public Health and COVID-19 cases in our area click here. We are wishing nothing but the best to our first responders now fighting COVID-19.

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