Loudoun County Declares Local Emergency in Response to COVID-19

Loudoun County has declared a local emergency in response to the continued spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet issued a declaration of local emergency Monday, March 16, 2020, with the concurrence of Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall.

The declaration of a local emergency in Loudoun follows the declaration of a statewide emergency from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and local declarations from other jurisdictions in the region.

The local declaration of emergency relaxes formal procurement requirements to allow Loudoun County to more easily acquire any goods or services needed to assist in the response to the threat posed by COVID-19. The declaration modifies normal employment rules so that employees can be reassigned to county operations involved in response activities should that be necessary. Also, the local declaration is sometimes a requirement for residents and businesses to obtain financial aid and emergency loans offered by the federal or state governments.

The Board of Supervisors is expected to formally ratify the declaration at its next business meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

PARKS, RECREATION, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) programs are canceled and facilities are closed through at least April 1, 2020. County parks will remain open for self-directed trail and leisure use during normal operating hours; however, all park offices and athletic complexes will be closed. Routine cleaning of playground equipment will be maintained.

Loudoun County is modifying its announcement on Saturday, March 14, 2020, regarding PRCS operations based on revised guidance issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Upon review of the guidance, the county determined that PRCS programs and facility operations would not fall within the revised CDC guidance for gatherings of people.

The department will continue to provide home delivery meals services to those who are signed up as well as emergency meals delivery services to the congregate meals members.

PRCS administration in Leesburg will be open during normal operating hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Adult Day Care centers are closed until further notice and Loudoun County Public Library branches will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.

What Loudoun’s Non-Profits are Doing to Help

As the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation continues, Loudoun County’s nonprofit community is stepping in to provide assistance for residents in need.

Individual contact information below, visit Loudoun Times for organization details and more info.

Mobile Hope - mobilehope.org
Loudoun Hunger Relief - Visit Loudounhunger.org/donate-now or their Amazon wishlist at http://a.co/6xqO8ye.
Tree of Life Ministries - tolministies.org or call 540-441-7920 Faith Chapel Church - faith-chapel.org
Loudoun County Public Schools - lcps.org
The Lovettsville Food Pantry - 540-822-5576
Dulles South Food Pantry - 703-507-2795
The Community Church Messiah's Market food pantry - communitychurch.cc/about-us/outreach/messiahs-market
Women Giving Back https://womengivingback.org/
The Town of Hillsboro - hillsborova.gov
Ball's Bluff Elementary Parent Teacher Organization - violeta.mellott@lcps.org.
Dulles South Coronavirus Outreach Team
Stroke Comeback Center of Loudoun - 571-919-6090
Bringing Resources to Aid Women's Shelters - braws.org
Northern Virginia Family Service - nvfs.org
Loudoun Cares - loudouncares.org
The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties communityfoundationlf.org

Stay Informed!

Keeping with the Board of Supervisors’ policy, regularly scheduled meetings of the Board’s advisory boards, commissions and committees are canceled while Loudoun County Public Schools are closed. The county will provide updated information on meeting status as this rapidly evolving situation continues. For the most current schedule, please visit loudoun.gov/calendar.

Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19

Visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus to sign up for email and text updates on COVID-19.

Text LCCOVID19 to 888777 to receive text alerts from Loudoun County about COVID-19.

Residents with questions about COVID-19 may call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or email health@loudoun.gov.

             Loudoun County Government
Supervisor Koran T. Saines
Sterling District Supervisor Loudoun County Board of Supervisors 703-777-0204