May 29, 2020
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Gloucester Treasurer Reminds of Tax Due Dates and Provides Alternatives to
In-Person Payment of Tax Bills
Gloucester County Treasurer Tara Thomas issued a reminder this week that 2020 First Installment Real Estate, Personal Property & Mobile Home bills will be mailed in early June. The first installment tax bills are due on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. However, on May 19, 2020, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted to waive the penalty and interest for 45 days following the due date. Therefore, taxpayers will have until August 14, 2020 to pay first installment 2020 tax bills without penalty or interest. This waiver does not apply to prior year bills that are already past due. 

The Treasurer also reminded taxpayers that the office has methods for residents and property owners to pay their real estate and personal property tax bills without physically coming inside the Treasurer’s Office during this time of uncertainty. 

For more information on alternative ways of taking payment, visit:
Have You Filled Out Your 2020 Census Yet?
Gloucester residents, we still have a ways to go to exceed the county’s 83 percent response rate that was seen during the 2010 Census! If you haven't yet filled out your 2020 Census, visit  today!
It's Time for Marine Science Day!
Saturday, May 30, 10:00am-3:00pm

Join VIMS from the comfort of your home this weekend as it launches the first-ever virtual Marine Science Day! Tour an oyster hatchery, chat with a scientist, enter your pet into a costume contest, watch a seafood cooking demonstration, make a craft, listen to a story, and much, much more. All content is free, but you must register in order to gain access.

Register online now , browse the agenda and think about what you want to see, then come back on Saturday and enjoy a wide range of content for children and adults. That's all there is to it! Visit the VIMS website to learn more .
Interviewing Tips Offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension
Last week, the Virginia Cooperative Extension discussed six resume writing tips for those looking for new jobs. This week, they will follow up that post and discuss six interviewing tips! To attend, visit: .
Virginia Receives USDA Approval to Join SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot Program
The Governor's Office announced this week that more than 740,000 Virginians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be able to pay for their groceries online and have them delivered, after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved Virginia to participate in an innovative online purchasing pilot program. 

Additional information about SNAP benefits in Virginia is available on the  VDSS website .
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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