Beginning Friday, May 29, 2020, anyone who is entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time in a Loudoun County government facility will be required to wear a face covering to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Earlier this week, Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order Sixty-Three, which requires Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings, including local government buildings, as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Loudoun County requests that anyone visiting a county facility or riding Loudoun County Transit buses voluntarily comply with the governor’s order. Disposable face coverings will be available to the public if one is needed.
Loudoun County—along with the rest of Northern Virginia—will enter Phase 1 of the Forward Virginia plan on May 29. This milestone will have a minimal impact on current county operation. At this time public access to many Loudoun County government buildings is restricted as part of the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and service delivery has been adjusted accordingly. The county’s website includes information about the operational status of county government departments as well as information about accessing county services from a distance.
Phase 1 of the plan is expected to last approximately two weeks. Any changes to county services in Phase 2 of Virginia’s reopening plan will be announced. For additional information about the impact of Phase 1 on the greater community, visit loudoun.gov/reopening.
Health officials say cloth face coverings help to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help people who may have the virus and don’t know it from transmitting it to others. The use of face coverings does not replace the need to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others in public places, along with other precautions such as frequent handwashing and staying home if sick. Learn more about the use of face coverings.
Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about 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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