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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.

Town of Leesburg Enters Phase 2 of Reopening on Friday, June 12, 2020

Face masks and social distancing are still required as services resume at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, Thomas Balch Library, and Town Hall.

Post Date:06/11/2020 10:39 AM
Leesburg, VA (June 11, 2020) – With the Northern Virginia region entering Phase 2 of the Governor’s Forward Virginia plan, the Town of Leesburg will reopen a number of its facilities beginning this Friday. 

The Ida Lee Park Recreation Center will reopen at 30 percent capacity with modified hours and limits on some equipment. Operations will be modified to maintain 10 feet of social distancing. 

Indoor fitness classes will resume and the gym will be open, for shooting basketball (no games) with a maximum of four people, per hoop, at a time. The racquetball courts will also reopen for single play only. 

The indoor pool will be available for lap swimming and exercise only. A maximum of three people will be allowed, per lane. 

Ballfields, basketball courts, playgrounds, and park pavilions will also reopen. The outdoor tennis courts, community gardens, dog park, and skate park opened during Phase 1. The A.V. Symington Aquatic Center will remain closed during Phase 2. Visit for details.

The Thomas Balch Library will expand the hours for in-person research appointments, which began in Phase 1. Drop-ins will not be available at this time. Visit for details. 

Leesburg Town Hall will resume its lobby reception coverage, on Monday, June 15, while the second and third floors will reopen to the public. Plan and permit intake and pickup will return to the second floor windows. 

Additional changes to town facilities and programs will be posted to the town’s website as they are implemented.

Outside of town operations, restaurants can now incorporate indoor seating at 50 percent of the lowest occupancy in addition to outdoor seating. Outdoor entertainment and public amusement attractions may reopen at 50 percent of the lowest occupancy. Social gatherings must be limited to 50 people.  

For more information, regarding Phase 2 in the Town of Leesburg, visit

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Assistant Public Information Officer
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