October 9, 2020
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Gloucester Takes Part in Regional COVID-19 Awareness Campaign as Cases Continue to Increase
Gloucester County is taking part in a regional COVID-19 awareness campaign, “It’s in Our Hands” to promote behaviors to stop the spread of the virus throughout Hampton Roads. Gloucester’s Community Engagement and Public Information department has worked alongside the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) and 16 other localities to launch the campaign.

The print media and social media campaign includes a 1:13 minute video and several social-media ready graphics. The video mentions the behaviors necessary to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and then highlights popular activities/events from each of the 17 HRPDC localities with either a photo or short video clip for each activity. Gloucester County’s video clip, as part of the larger video, depicts a large crowd enjoying a past Gloucester Daffodil Festival.

For more information, visit: https://www.gloucesterva.info/DocumentCenter/View/9650/Regional-COVID-19-Campaign-Launched-PDF--
Childcare Support Available for Virtual Learners

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has contributed Federal CARES Act dollars to a regional collaborative effort designed to support working families with children learning virtually due to COVID19.

The Care and Supervision for School-Age Children (CASSAC) program provides grant-vouchers to parents of school-age children for tuition and provides resources to childcare providers who desire to expand their services to support virtual learning. 

For more information, visit: https://www.gloucesterva.info/DocumentCenter/View/9645/Childcare-Support-Available-for-Virtual-Learners-PDF--
Fire, Smoke & Muskets Event to be Held Saturday
Family Movie Night to be Held Oct. 23 and 24

Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism will be hosting a family friendly, socially distant movie in the park(ing lot)!

They'll be showing "HOCUS POCUS" just in time for Halloween! Ticket price is $15 PER CAR! Movie will be shown at GHS Student Parking Lot and you can view it from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Tailgating and outside seating will not be permitted, and cars will be placed in staggered spaces to provide distance. Don't forget your mask for the trip to concessions or the restrooms. 

Purchase your tickets at https://rec.gloucesterva.info.
Household Harmful Waste Collection to Take Place Oct. 16-17 at Hayes
Census Extended Until Oct. 31

Gloucester's Complete Count Census Committee is URGING all residents who have not yet filled out their 2020 U.S. Census forms to do so by Oct. 31! Originally, scheduled to end this week, the Census will now continue through the end of October.

If you have not done so, please click the image above or visit https://2020census.gov/ to fill out your Census.
Gloucester County is Hiring!

Check out this amazing career opportunity!

Mechanical Technician III 

Full-time, $41,531 +/- annually
Please visit our website for the complete job posting, job description and to apply.
Sales Tax Referendum to Appear on November Ballot
Mailers Sent to All Residents Describing COVID-19-Related Services Being Offered by Gloucester County and Bay Aging

Click on the images below for more details.
Gloucester's Back to Business Grant Program

Apply now through November 15, 2020

maximum reimbursement cap $30,000

Go to the link below for information and application
New Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

This week they'll discuss dealing with incivility and unprofessional behavior regarding diversity in the workplace.
For more health-related information on COVID-19, visit the Virginia Department of Health's website at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/
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