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Coronavirus Information

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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.

Vacant Commercial Buildings Should Flush Plumbing Systems to Restore Water Quality

Stagnant water can lead to bacteria growth.

Post Date:05/06/2020 12:00 PM
Leesburg, VA (May 6, 2020) – An unintended consequence of the business shut-downs due to the coronavirus pandemic is water stagnation and the potential for the growth of bacteria, such as Legionella, in the buildings’ water lines. Any building that has been closed, or has had limited water usage, for a week or longer, including office buildings, restaurants, hotels, shopping centers, churches, and day care centers, could experience a decline in water quality. 

“When water sits unused in a building’s plumbing system, the disinfectants that we add during the treatment process degrade,” explains Russell Chambers, the manager of Leesburg’s Kenneth Rollins Water Filtration Plant. “In order to restore water quality, building owners need to flush the old water out of the plumbing lines and replace it with fresh water from our distribution system.”

The Town of Leesburg Utilities Department advises all commercial building owners and tenants to flush their plumbing systems if their building has been closed or has had low water usage for a week or longer. Ideally, a building’s plumbing should be flushed once a week while closed or having low usage.

Complete information about flushing a building’s plumbing systems is available on the Town of Leesburg website at

Customers with questions about their water usage and the need to flush their buildings should contact the Leesburg Utilities Department at

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer

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