June 25, 2020
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
First Installment 2020 Tax Bills Have Been Mailed
The Gloucester County Treasurer’s Office announced recently that the first installment 2020 Real Estate, Personal Property and Mobile Home tax bills have been mailed and should be arriving in mailboxes this week. Though June 30, 2020 is the legal due date, the Treasurer reiterated that the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted in May to give taxpayers a grace period until August 14, 2020 to pay their bill without penalty or interest. The waiver does not apply to prior year bills that are already past due.

Drive Thru COVID Testing to Be Held Monday In Gloucester
Three Rivers Health District in conjunction with Gloucester County government, the Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corp (MRC), the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Gloucester County Emergency Services, and the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office, is holding a drive-thru testing event to test for COVID-19. The event is on JUNE 29, 2020 from 10 AM until 4 PM, at Gloucester High School 6680 Short Ln, Gloucester, VA 23061.

Testing is open to those over the age of two. You do not have to have any symptoms to be tested. This testing event does not include antibody testing.

The Virginia Department of Health has activated a public information line, 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343) , for questions from residents about the novel coronavirus situation. Please consult www.vdh.virgina.gov/coronavirus for the latest number of COVID-19 cases in Virginia. 

Board of Equalization (BOE) Appeal Hearings Rescheduled
Board of Equalization appeal hearings have been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 2020 and Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the T. C. Walker Education Center. Notification letters were mailed to appellants on May 28, 2020 via certified mail. Additional information will be posted in early July.
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Help Offered for Those Struggling with Emotional Stress Due to COVID-19
Also, The Regional Mobile Crisis Line will be available 24/7 and triage for mobile response between the hours of 7am and 11pm. The Regional Mobile Crisis Line may be utilized for children experiencing an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature that may jeopardize their current community living situation. This resource is in addition to existing resources and can be used when Community Based Resources (Crisis Stabilization, Crisis Intervention, etc.) are not immediately available. 

For more information, call 1-888-255-2989.

New Post on "Money, Health, and Other Things"   Offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension
Recently, the Virginia Cooperative Extension discussed food safety tips when barbecuing. This week, the group will dive a little deeper into the topic of food safety and discuss “FAT-TOM”, and how remembering that can help reduce the chance of food poisoning!
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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