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Northern Virginia Projected to Start Phase 1 Reopening on May 29

While most of Virginia entered Phase 1 of Governor Northam's Forward Virginia plan for easing public health restrictions on Friday, May 15, Northern Virginia will not be entering Phase 1 until Friday, May 29. At this time, the Town of Leesburg is not anticipating any changes to town facilities and programs moving from the current situation into Phase 1.  For more information on the changes for businesses in Phase 1, please see the Phase 1 guidance from the governor's office.


Governor Northam Issues Mandatory Stay at Home Order Through June 10

On Monday, March 30, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order Fifty-Five, expanding statewide restrictions. Residents are required to stay at home except when traveling to and from work, shopping for groceries and supplies, seeking medical care, and other essential activities. Gatherings of more than 10 people remain prohibited. The full list of restrictions is available on the Governor's website.


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 throughFriday; 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 Town Council Provides Tax Relief to Businesses

Council delays payment of certain business taxes.

Post Date:04/15/2020 2:45 PM

In a previously published version of this news release, the new payment due date for business license renewals was incorrect.

Leesburg, VA (April 15, 2020) – At last night’s Town Council meeting, the Leesburg Town Council adopted several measures aimed at providing financial relief to the town’s businesses.

The council delayed the due date for payment of 1st quarter transient occupancy taxes and meals and beverage taxes, collected by hotels, restaurants, and grocery stores in January through March 2020, by 30 days and allowed businesses an additional 60 days to pay with no penalty. Businesses must file by the original due date of April 20, but will not be charged penalties or interest on the amount due if they pay by July 20, 2020.  Businesses that file by April 20 and pay by May 20 will receive the 5% on-time payment discount. The council approved the same relief program for taxes collected during April, May, and June, and originally due on July 20, 2020.

In addition, the council pushed the due date for annual business license renewals back from May 1 to July 30, 2020. Businesses must file by May 1, but will not be charged penalties or interest for 90 days.

In March, Loudoun County extended the due date for personal property taxes from May 5 to June 5. Since the county now bills and collects personal property taxes for the town, this extension is already in place for town businesses.

“In reaching out to our existing businesses, we received requests from those who are struggling to stay afloat during these difficult times,” noted Russell Seymour, the Town’s Economic Development Director. “With little money coming in, it was going to be very difficult for some businesses to make these payments on time. The delays give them a little breathing room while awaiting more substantial relief from the federal government through the Small Business Administration loan program.”

Businesses with questions regarding tax relief measures should contact the Town at bl@leesburgva.gov or 703-771-2723.

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer
barnett@leesburgva.gov
703-771-2734


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