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Posted on: April 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Loudoun County Launches Spanish-Language Text Messages on COVID-19

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Loudoun County residents can now sign up to receive text messages in Spanish regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To opt in for this service, text LCCOVIDESP to 888777.

The county is launching the new service to provide an additional, easy-to-use way for members of our community who have Spanish as their primary language to receive information. Regular text messages published by Loudoun County will provide information about COVID-19 prevention and treatment, county programs and services to assist residents during the pandemic, key news updates and other timely and educational messages.

“Loudoun values the health and well-being of each of its residents and the county has taken added steps to conduct outreach to our Spanish-speaking population by leveraging this technology,” said Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend. “COVID-19 does not spare any particular race or ethnicity and keeping each of us healthy helps keep all of us safe.” 

This anonymous opt-in service is provided by Loudoun County free of charge; however, standard messaging and data rates may apply. Alert Loudoun will never request personal information, and residents may opt out of receiving messages at any time.

The county reminds residents to rely on trusted sources for information on COVID-19, including the county’s website, which can be translated into Spanish and many other languages. In addition, resources in Spanish are posted at for Spanish-speaking residents and for our partners serving this community.

COVID-19 text alerts are also available in English for those who text “LCCOVID19” to 888777. 

Other ways to stay informed about COVID-19 include:

  • Visiting for more information about how to protect yourself and your family and to sign up for email and text updates on COVID-19. 
  • Residents with questions about COVID-19 may call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or send an email

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