January 8, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
County Follows VDH Guidance on Vaccine Distribution

Gloucester County is working closely with the Three Rivers District of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to coordinate COVID-19 vaccination distribution locally as vaccines become available. VDH is distributing the vaccine in a phased approach and is currently working on a public information campaign to advise residents when and where the vaccine will be made available to them. 

For more information, visit: https://www.gloucesterva.info/DocumentCenter/View/10154/County-Follows-VDH-Guidance-on-Vaccine-Distribution-PDF-PSA-44-January-8-2021----
Congratulations, Dr. Orth and Mr. Hutson!

We congratulate Dr. Robert "JJ" Orth on being elected to chair the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors in 2021. We also congratulate Chris Hutson for being elected to serve as Vice Chairman. The two men were elected to lead the board during its organizational meeting January 5, which was held via Electronic Means.
County Animal Control Moves Into New Location
Not Sure What to do with that Old Christmas Tree?

Whether you were rockin’ around it at the Christmas party hop or unwrapping gifts beneath its steadfast branches, naturally-grown Christmas trees are a festive backdrop for the holiday season. When the needles start dropping, however, consider giving O Tannenbaum a second life through your city or county recycling program.

For a full list of natural Christmas tree recycling and disposal options by locality, visit https://askhrgreen.org/2021-christmas-tree-disposal-guide. For additional information about all things green in Hampton Roads, visit askHRgreen.org.
Travel to your Main Street to shop, dine and explore in the Gloucester Village!
Pick up a PASSPORT today!
Earn a stamp for every $25 you spend at the following Gloucester Village businesses and get entered to win $100 gift certificates! 

After you shop and dine, and have all your boxes filled in with stamps, enter to win!
Turn your completed PASSPORT in to any participating business by the first of the month
(December 2020 through March 2021) to get entered to win a $100 gift certificate to return to Main Street to shop and dine some more! 
Enter as many completed PASSPORTS as you’d like! 
Turn in five or more completed PASSPORTS and receive a FREE “We Create Our Main Street” t-shirt and “Do It On Main Street” face mask! 
Route 14 Detour Begins Jan. 20 in Gloucester, King and Queen

Construction is starting in late January on a project to replace a bridge on Route 14 (Buena Vista Road/Adner Road) at the Gloucester County and King and Queen County line.

Through traffic on Route 14 will be detoured for around six months while a new bridge is installed over Poropotank Creek. The project work zone is located on Route 14 approximately one mile west of the intersection with Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway).

The detour will start on Wednesday, January 20, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to follow the recommended detour route:
• Route 33 (Lewis B. Puller Memorial Highway)
• Route 17

For more information, click: here
Start the New Year with a New Job!

Gloucester County's Human Resources Department invites you to apply to the following opportunities:

Human Resources Analyst
Assistant Registrar - Part Time
Custodian Part-Time
Mechanical Technician III

Please visit our website in order to apply at: https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
Nonprofit Management Institute Announces Course Offerings for 2021
Septic Systems Must be Pumped out or Inspected at least every Five Years

Just a friendly reminder that The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act requires that every septic system in Gloucester County be pumped out or inspected at least every five years. Please make certain that your system is being pumped on a regular basis and that your septic hauler notifies the County that your requirement has been met. 
To extend the lift of your septic system:
·        Conserve water
·        Fix leaky faucets and toilets
·        Stagger laundry days
·        Divert surface water run-off away from absorption fields
·        Have your system pumped regularly

It is vital to the health of your septic system that you DO NOT:
·        Put grease or strong chemicals down your sink or toilet
·        Drive or park over the drain field
·        Plant trees within 30 feel of septic tank or drain field.

For specific questions about your septic system please contact the Gloucester County Health Department (804) 693-2445.
Free Business Consulting Available to Gloucester Business Owners
Prevention, Health and Wellness Class Offered

The Middle Peninsula - Northern Neck Community Services Board is offering a new free online course, "Question, Persuade & Refer Training" Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. To register, visit: www.chvc.online.
New Post on Money, Health and Other Things!

This week, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will return to its discussion on predatory lending and discuss overdraft loans and rent-to-own contracts.

Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

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