This edition of the weekly Town Crier is dedicated to COVID-19 response, information and resources
Taking Care of one Another  

 
Gloucester County Emergency Management and  Gloucester County Economic Development  are partnering with local organizations to take care of one another and keep aware of funding opportunities as they become available to help combat the financial impacts of COVID-19. Businesses and nonprofits are struggling and Virginia State resources could become spread thin, so it’s important to look at what we can do as a community for one another.

Help is needed distributing meals, health information and gathering nonperishable food donations. If your organization would like to assist in any way, please let us know by contacting Jane Wenner at 804-693-1390 or jwenner@gloucesterva.info . Also, let us know what services you can provide and what needs that you have. And, as a general reminder, please continue to document all of your losses and volunteer hours.
Attention Gloucester Businesses

Gloucester County is assessing the economic impacts to local businesses due to 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:  sspring@gloucesterva.info

County Board of Supervisors Postpones Public Hearings on Proposed Budget

Due to the continuing concerns over COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and the Governor’s temporary ban of gatherings with 10 or more people, the following changes to the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors’ meeting schedule have been made:

• The joint meeting of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors and the Gloucester County School Board, originally scheduled for March 17 and previously postponed, is now cancelled.

• The public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2021 budget and the public hearing on the calendar year 2020 tax rates, both of which were originally scheduled for March 25, are cancelled. The public hearings will be rescheduled to a later date, which will be advertised in local media outlets and announced through the County’s website and social media.

• The Board’s budget work session, which was tentatively scheduled for April 1, will not be held. Dates for additional budget work sessions will be determined during the coming weeks. Those dates will also be advertised in local media outlets and announced through the County’s website and social media. 


For more information on all County-related operations changes during this time, visit: https://www.gloucesterva.info/DocumentCenter/View/8675/Gloucester-County-Operational-Changes-Updated-March-26-PDFpdf?bidId=
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