August 28, 2020
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Gloucester’s Director of Elections and General Registrar Explains Integrity of the Voting Process

With Election season in full swing, Bobbi Morgan, Gloucester’s Director of Elections and General Registrar, said the mission of her office is to ensure the integrity of the electoral process by maintaining accurate and current voter registration records used in elections.

Potential for Strong to Severe Storms on Saturday as the Remnants of Hurricane Laura and a Cold Front Track Across our Region
A Testimonial: Gloucester's Back to Business Program a Success

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors approved $500,000.00 in CARES Act funds to support local businesses. Here, C.J. McDonald, owner of Under the Stars Farm at Dutton shares her experiences with the program.
Gloucester County Continues to Assist Residents with COVID-Related Needs and Expenses
Project to Begin at Main Street / Route 14 Intersection
Construction of a project to reduce driver delay at the intersection of Route 3/Route 14 (John Clayton Memorial Highway) and Route 17 Business (Main Street) in Gloucester County will begin after the Labor Day holiday, on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

When construction is complete in February 2021, Route 17 Business traffic will have dual left turn lanes and dual right turn lanes when turning onto Route 3/14.

Census Counting Ending Early
The 2020 Census will be ending a month earlier than anticipated, with all counting efforts being suspended at the end of September.

As of last week, the national Self-Response rate for the Census was 64.6%. Virginia’s Self-Response rate was 69.2% and Gloucester’s Self-Response rate was 67%.

Several areas of concern in the County include the Guinea and James Store areas, as response rates in those places are lower than compared to the rest of the County. Gloucester’s Complete Count Census Committee, which includes Community Engagement and Public Information, is working in those areas with increased signage to try to encourage those residents to fill out their Census forms. Those committee members have also been reaching out to local media regularly, conducting radio and newspaper interviews to spread the word.

Enumerators with the U.S. Census Bureau are in the area and will be going door to door through the end of September. Each Census worker will have identification and will practice CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Some good news – Virginia is in the top 10 in the nation regarding Census participation and Gloucester is following closely in line with the statewide average.

Remember, the Census gauges the amount of Federal dollars we receive to go toward many of the services we depend on such as fire and rescue. If you have not had the opportunity to fill out your Census yet, it’s a quick process and can be completed by visiting 

Gloucester Master Gardeners' Plant Extravaganza
The Plant Sale will feature native plants, trees, shrubs, herbs, houseplants and more! The two-day event will be Friday Sept. 11 from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bay Aging breaks ground on new 40-unit apartment building in Gloucester County 
Bay Aging recently broke ground on a new income-restricted senior apartment building in Gloucester County. The new 40-unit apartment complex will provide needed affordable housing for seniors in Gloucester County and complement the ten existing Bay Aging senior rental housing communities across the region.

Daffodil Gardens Phase II is being constructed adjacent to the original Daffodil Gardens; a 64-unit rental housing community built in Gloucester County in 2001. The human service campus also includes Bay Aging’s Gloucester Adult Day Care Center and a Bay Transit facility, which provides residents with easy access to an array of services. Residents are only minutes away from Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, a Food Lion grocery store, pharmacy and other professional services and shops.
Gloucester County is Hiring!

Check out this amazing career opportunity!

Part-time as Needed - $11.30 Hourly
Parks and Beaches / Parks and Recreation

Please visit our website for the complete job posting, job description and to apply.
New Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

This week, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will wrap up the four common myths regarding credit scores.

Attention Gloucester Businesses

Gloucester County is assessing the economic impacts to local businesses due to the the threat of COVID-19, in an effort to report them accurately to state and federal partners. Additional assistance may be available if the County reaches certain thresholds in overall impact. We ask all local business partners to report any economic impacts to Gloucester’s Business Recovery Coordinator, Sherry Spring, on a weekly basis so that we may better assist you. Please email reports every Friday by noon each week with any losses you incur.

Please go to the link below, save to your desktop and send your report to:

For community food distribution and other resources, visit
For more health-related information on COVID-19, visit the Virginia Department of Health's website at
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