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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.

Leesburg Changes Town Hall Operations, Remains Open for Business

Residents encouraged to conduct business online as much as possible.

Post Date:03/25/2020 5:18 PM

Leesburg, VA (March 25, 2020) – Beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020, public access to the Leesburg Town Hall will be limited to the first floor, except during public meetings.

Under the new operation procedures:

  • The receptionist desk in the lobby is closed. Signs will direct visitors to the Finance Counter and the Town Manager’s Office.
  • Access to the upper and lower levels of the building is restricted to staff only.
  • The Finance Counter will be open normal hours to accept Town payments. 
  • Land development plans and permit applications can be dropped off at the Town Manager’s Office. Plan Review and Planning & Zoning staff will be available to answer questions, but the 2nd floor plan intake counter is closed to the public. 
  • The Town Manager’s Office will accept and date-stamp bid documents.

During public meetings in either the 2nd floor Council Chamber or the lower level conference rooms, the public will have access to those rooms, but staff will enforce social distancing protocols. Members of the public are encouraged to watch public meetings on the Town’s local government access cable channels (Verizon FiOS 35 and Comcast Xfinity 67) or the Town website ( 

“We are striving to maintain normal operations as much as possible, while still protecting both our staff and the public from undue risk of exposure to the coronavirus,” explained Kaj Dentler, Leesburg’s Town Manager. “We appreciate everyone’s cooperation as we work together during this difficult time.” 

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer 

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