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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 Council Meeting Offers Remote Public Comment Opportunity

Residents can comment during the petitioners’ section of the meeting by phone or video conference.

Post Date:04/22/2020 4:06 PM

Leesburg, VA (April 22, 2020) – Beginning next week, members of the public can participate remotely in Leesburg Town Council meetings. 

“Hearing from the public is one of the most important things that the Town Council does,” says Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk. “At the beginning of every meeting, we set aside time on the agenda for members of the public to speak on any subject they wish. I am very pleased that starting with our meeting on April 28, we will have the technical capability for the public to make comments from the safety of their homes.”

Instructions for joining Town Council meetings remotely will be published on the Town Council meeting agendas, which are posted on the town website at and in the lobby of Town Hall by close of business on the Wednesdays preceding the meetings. During the petitioners’ section of each meeting, people who have joined the video conference or called into the meeting will be invited, one by one, to make their comments. Petitioners’ comments are limited to five minutes each. 

Leesburg Town Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, beginning at 7 p.m. Meetings are broadcast live on the Town’s local government access cable channel (Xfinity Channel 67 and FiOS Channel 35) and streamed live on the town website ( The Council Chamber will be open during the meetings for members of the public who wish to make their comments in person. No more than ten people, including council members and staff, will be allowed in the Council Chamber at any one time.

Public comments at Planning Commission and Board of Architectural Review meetings will be handled in the same manner, as will comments on Town Council public hearings. However, there are no public hearings scheduled for the Town Council until June.

For questions about Town Council meetings, please contact the Clerk of Council at 703-771-2733 or   

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer

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