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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.

Some Outdoor Park Facilities in the Town of Leesburg Will Reopen on Friday, May 29, 2020

Limited outdoor fitness classes will be offered, beginning Monday, June 1, 2020.

Post Date:05/27/2020 5:57 PM

Leesburg, VA (May 27, 2020) – With the Northern Virginia region entering Phase 1 of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan for reopening, the Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department will reopen the outdoor tennis courts, community gardens, dog park, and skate park on Friday, May 29, 2020. Playgrounds, basketball courts, ballfields, and park pavilions will remain closed.

The outdoor courts at the Ida Lee Park Tennis Center will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Private tennis lessons will be available with a two-player limit per class. For court reservations and other questions, contact the Ida Lee Tennis Center at 703-737-6068. Face masks will be required if players wish to access the tennis pavilion or restrooms. 

The community gardens at Ida Lee Park will be open for registered gardeners, the dog park at Olde Izaak Walton Park will be open with regular hours of dawn to dusk, and the Eric Brown Skate Plaza at Catoctin Park will be open daily with limited hours from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Starting Monday, June 1, 2020, Ida Lee Recreation Center will offer a limited number of outdoor fitness classes. Class information is posted on the Ida Lee Recreation Center website at  Registration will begin Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 9 a.m.  Register is available through WebTrac ( or by calling 703-777-1368.

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer

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