COVID-19: Reopening Loudoun County 

Current Status: Phase Three

Update Effective November 16, 2020:  Tightening of Certain Temporary Restrictions as outlined in Executive Order 67 (PDF). The new measures include a limit of 25 people for in-person gatherings, an expanded mask mandate to include anyone age five and over, an on-site alcohol curfew and increased enforcement of guidelines for essential retail businesses. 

Since July 1, 2020, Loudoun County has been in Phase Three of the "Forward Virginia" plan. The plan is a three-phase plan to “reopen” the state by gradually easing the restrictions that have been placed on businesses, places of worship, and public facilities in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

In Phase Three, we maintain a Safer at Home strategy with continued recommendations for social distancing and teleworking, and the face coverings requirements for indoor public settings. 

Loudoun was in Phase One from May 29 - June 11, 2020 and Phase Two from June 11 - June 30, 2020. 

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Phase Two and Phase Three

Face Coverings

Effective May 29, 2020, people are required to wear face coverings in public indoor settings in Virginia to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus as outlined in Executive Order 63. A face covering includes anything that covers your nose and mouth, such as a mask, scarf, or bandana.

Forward Virginia Guidelines

The “Forward Virginia” plan is based on achieving certain data points that, when met, indicate we are ready to move into the next phase of the plan. The timelines for each phase are determined by monitoring health data, the data points include:

  • Number of cases
  • Number of positive tests, and percent positive
  • Percent of cases hospitalized
  • Bed and ICU capacity
  • Availability of PPE

Phase Three: Reopening Businesses

The Forward Virginia website provides guidance for reopening the business community.

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