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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.

Thomas Balch Library to Offer In-Library Research Appointments

Requests must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Post Date:05/29/2020 3:20 PM
Leesburg, VA (May 29, 2020) – Beginning June 2, the Thomas Balch Library will offer limited in-library research, by appointment only, on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Thursdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. This service will be in addition to virtual reference requests. 

Appointments must be submitted via the Research Appointment Request Form on the library’s website or by calling 703-737-7195 a minimum of 48 hours in advance. 

Once your appointment request is received and reviewed, you will be issued a ticketed research time during one of these time frames. If you are unable to visit the library during the ticketed time, you may reschedule. Please be aware that the library reserves the right to cancel and reschedule research appointments due to staffing limitations or governmental orders.

For the safety of library patrons and staff, researchers must wear masks at all times. Social distancing guidelines must be maintained and researchers must wash their hands and sanitize upon entering the library. For more information, please call 703-737-7195 or email

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Assistant Public Information Officer

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