July 17, 2020
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Gloucester Businesses Eligible for Grant Program to Help With COVID-Related Expenses

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has allocated $512,000 in CARES Act funding to assist Gloucester businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19. Funding is available to help businesses in the community cover increased costs associated with new health and safety requirements, as outlined in the Governor’s recent Executive Orders. 

Gloucester County’s Board of Supervisors took an extra step to provide special funding for a Mortgage and Rent Assistance Program in support of businesses that may be facing foreclosure or eviction due to the financial impacts of COVID-19, as an added program element applicable to Gloucester County businesses only.

County Mails Disaster Preparedness Quick Guide to Residents
Residents Urged to be Prepared for Threats from Hurricanes and other Natural Disasters
Gloucester County’s Emergency Management department is urging residents to make sure that they are prepared for the threats that can come along with hurricane season, which will stretch into the fall. This week, the County’s Emergency Management department, in coordination with Gloucester’s Community Engagement and Public Information department, mailed out the 2020 Disaster Preparedness Quick Guide to all residential addresses in Gloucester – this guide is full of information on preparing for and recovering from a natural disaster. 


Rent & Mortgage Relief Program Launched
Help Get the Word Out About Your Events

Local organizations are encouraged to submit their own events that promote the community’s health, vitality and commitment to the arts, culture and education for Gloucester residents and visitors.

The Beeline Events Calendar is brought to you by the  Gloucester Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism  and the  Gloucester Department of Community Engagement and Public Information  to provide up to the minute information on classes, sports programs, entertainment and special events taking place in Gloucester County.

To submit events, click here .
New Post on Money, Health, and Other Things! 

For the next three weeks, Virginia's Cooperative Extension will change it up a bit with this series and have a three-part discussion on diversity and inclusion. This week well discuss inclusive communication!

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:  sspring@gloucesterva.info

For community food distribution and other resources, visit https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterResourceCouncil/
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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