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  • Isle Reopen & Rebound

  • Isle of Wight County was awarded a grant from the Obici Healthcare Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund for Counties and Cities and will use the funding to establish the Isle Recover Business Assistance Grant Program aimed at increasing fiscal assistance to businesses impacted by COVID-19 to recover and reopen.  The County’s Department of Economic Development will administer the program.

    The grant is one-time financial assistance for eligible, for-profit small businesses (50 or fewer employees) to reimburse the costs of business interruption related directly or indirectly to certain sections of Governor Northam’s Executive Orders 53 and/or Executive Order 55, also known as the “Temporary Stay-At-Home Order.”  Grants of up to $3,000 per business are available. Businesses that have previously received grant funding from the County or other federal grant programs are eligible to apply.

    There is a limited amount of funding for this program.  Grant applications will be processed and funded on a first-come, first-served basis upon submission of a complete application and supporting documentation.


    For more information contact Nicole Talton, Economic Development Coordinator, 757-365-6251 or iowgrant@iwus.net.

  • ATTENTION #IsleShopSmall Shoppers and Businesses: If you or your customers have purchased vouchers in Round 1 or Round 2 (November 11th and December 9/10th) and HAVE received a payment confirmation, but have NOT received vouchers, please EMAIL info@glerin.com so they can be resent. Please include personal name, invoice/order number, and email address used for the purchase in your email. Also please include ‘Isle Shop Small’ in the subject line.

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  • March 23, 2021

    Governor Ralph Northam announced that as COVID-19 vaccinations continue to rise in Virginia, certain sports and entertainment venues may begin to operate with additional capacity and indoor and outdoor gathering limits will increase starting Thursday, April 1. He amended Executive Order Seventy-Two with the next steps of the “Forward Virginia” plan to safely and gradually ease public health restrictions while mitigating the spread of the virus. More than two million Virginians, or approximately one in four people, have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
    The Commonwealth will maintain a Safer at Home strategy with continued mitigation strategies like physical distancing, teleworking, and universal mask requirements. Key changes in the Fourth Amended Executive Order Seventy-Two include:

    The maximum number of individuals permitted in a social gathering will increase to 50 people for indoor settings and 100 people for outdoor settings. Social gatherings are currently limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

    All indoor and outdoor entertainment and public amusement venues must continue to operate at 30 percent capacity. Indoor venues must operate at 30 percent capacity or with a maximum of 500 people, an increase from the current cap of 250 people. Outdoor venues must operate at 30 percent capacity, with no specific cap on the number of attendees. These venues were previously limited to 30 percent capacity or up to 1,000 attendees, whichever was fewer.

    The number of spectators allowed at recreational sporting events will increase from 25 to 100 people per field or 30 percent capacity, whichever is less for indoor settings, and from 250 to 500 people per field or 30 percent capacity, whichever is less for outdoor settings.

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