January 28, 2022
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Another Storm on the Way - Winter Storm Warning Issued

Earlier this morning, the US National Weather Service Wakefield VA issued a Winter Storm Warning for Gloucester County. Periods of heavy snowfall, high winds, and frigid temperatures will make travel treacherous tonight into tomorrow, so emergency officials are urging residents to stay off the roads during those times if at all possible.

There is also the potential for some power outages with this storm as well as minor to moderate coastal flooding.

According to forecasters, things are still very subject to change with this storm.

COVID Protocols Updated for GCPS

At a special called meeting on Jan. 23, 2022, the GCPS School Board updated its masking and isolation/quarantine protocols for students. You can review the updated guidance document here: http://ow.ly/KjUK50HBe7V

Masks continue to be REQUIRED at all times on school buses and other division transportation for all students and adults. Masks also continue to be REQUIRED for all GCPS employees, visitors, and guests while indoors in all GCPS facilities. This includes school athletics and Community Use activities, such as Parks, Recreation & Tourism programs, scouting groups, community programs and events, rentals, etc.

GCPS appreciates your cooperation and adherence to these requirements!
Important Information from Gloucester Social Services Regarding Medicaid Recipients

The Gloucester Department of Social Services is requesting that any Gloucester County citizen who receives MEDICAID ONLY AND HAS HAD AN ADDRESS CHANGE SINCE MARCH 2020, contact the Agency immediately to ensure that the Agency has the recipient’s most up-to-date mailing address.

Please call 804-693-2671 and inform the Agency that you are calling to provide an updated mailing address. The receptionist will ask you to verify some information and will gladly update your mailing address.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Medical Assistance (DMAS) has not required a renewal of services since the start of the pandemic. All clients that were receiving MEDICAID have not been required to renew their application as previously required. This will end effective March 2022 and recipients of Medicaid will now be required to go through the renewal process.

In the very near future, DMAS will begin sending letters to all recipients. It is extremely important that recipients receive this information. Since the start of the pandemic, Medicaid recipients may have experienced a change in their mailing address. In order to ensure that recipients receive this very important information, the Agency is taking steps to verify the mailing address of all recipients.

'Art in Transit' Show Deadline is April 28

Calling all artists!! Due to the success of its first 'Art in Transit' show, Bay Transit and the RAL Art Center in Kilmarnock are partnering once again to give all artists the opportunity to submit their non-digital paintings or drawings for 'Art in Transit' 2022.

The first place winner will receive a $700 cash prize and have their artwork reproduced on the side of a Bay Transit bus.

Please visit the Bay Transit website at www.BayTransit.org or the RAL Art Center website at ralartcenter.com to download the Call for Entries and Entry Form. The deadline for art submissions is April 18, 2022. 
Important Daffodil Festival Deadlines are Drawing Near 

Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department staff members are excited about the return of a full-scale Daffodil Festival this spring – the first one in two years! With that being said, several important deadlines for participation in various areas of the festival are drawing near. This year’s festival, “In Full Bloom, Celebrating Our History,” is scheduled for April 2-3.

Replayed Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!
For those with health/wellness New Years Resolutions, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will revisit some of its past posts on nutrition, health, and exercise. This week, they will discuss osteoporosis and calcium. To learn more, click here.
Gloucester County has exciting job opportunities available!

Glistening white snow makes us dream of new possibilities.
View our exciting job opportunities and join our team!

For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

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