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Forward Virginia Phase 3 Guidelines Released

Northern Virginia will enter Phase 3 on July 1

On June 23, Governor Northam announced that Virginia will enter Phase 3 of the Forward Virginia reopening plan on Wednesday, July 1. For complete guidelines for businesses, see the Forward Virginia Phase 3 Guidelines document or visit the Forward Virginia website. For specific changes to Town of Leesburg facilities, operations, and programs, visit the Program and Facility Closures page.

Governor Northam Mandates Use of Face Masks in Indoor Public Spaces

On May 26, Governor Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-Three, requiring Virginians to wear face masks in public indoor spaces to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, effective Friday, May 29. Accordingly, customers and town staff members will be required to wear face masks while in public areas of Town Hall (hallways, meeting rooms, restrooms, etc.). For guidance on how Executive Order Sixty-Three affects individuals and businesses, see this list of frequently asked questions, provided by the governor's office.

Town Council Adopts Continuity of Government Ordinance

At a special meeting on April 3, 2020, the Leesburg Town Council adopted a continuity of government ordinance. This ordinance outlines how the town government will operate under the current emergency to ensure that critical services continue to be provided. The full ordinance can be downloaded below:

Information & Resources

The Loudoun County Health Department is the primary agency responsible for local response to public health issues, including the current coronavirus pandemic. We encourage residents to educate themselves and stay informed about the current situation. Loudoun County offers the following information resources:

  • Loudoun County Health Department information line
    • 703-737-8300
    • Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

  • County Coronavirus Webpage
    • Past briefings and press conferences
    • Links to Virginia Department of Health and CDC websites

  • Text LCCOVID19 to 888-777
    • To sign up anonymously up for the latest updates from Loudoun County regarding the Coronavirus. You will not have to create an Alert Loudoun account.
  • Loudoun County Department of Health & Human Services' Needs Assistance page.

  • CDC Coronavirus Webpage
    • The County and State Health Departments are following CDC guidance during this event

News Archive

Coronavirus-related news releases are listed below.

Town of Leesburg Encourages Residents to Participate in Public Meetings Remotely

Residents may submit comments in advance of the meetings via email.

Post Date:03/20/2020 1:41 PM

Leesburg, VA (March 20, 2020) – At the present time, meetings of the Leesburg Town Council, Planning Commission, Board of Architectural Review (BAR), and Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) will be held as scheduled. If no action items or urgent discussion items are on the agenda, a specific meeting may be cancelled. Public hearings that have been advertised will be held as indicated in the published public notices.

Meetings are broadcast live on the Town’s local government access channels (Verizon FiOS 35 and Comcast Xfinity 67) and streamed on the Town website ( In order to meet social distancing protocols, the audience in the Council Chamber will be limited to ten people. Members of the public are encouraged to join the meetings remotely. 

Residents are reminded that they can submit comments on agenda items via email directly to members of these bodies. Agendas are posted on the Town website a minimum of three business days prior to the meetings. Links to agendas, group email addresses, and staff liaison email addresses are listed below:

Residents with questions about specific agenda items should contact the staff liaisons listed above.

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer

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