COVID-19: Reopening Loudoun County 

Current Status: Phase Three

On July 1, 2020, Loudoun County entered Phase Three of the "Forward Virginia" plan as outlined in Executive Order 67. The plan is a three-phase plan to “reopen” the state by gradually easing the restrictions that have been placed on businesses, places of worship, and public facilities in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

In Phase Three, we will maintain a Safer at Home strategy with continued recommendations for social distancing and teleworking, and the face coverings requirements for indoor public settings. The differences between Phase Two and Phase Three are shown in this table. 

Loudoun was in Phase One from May 29 - June 11, 2020 and Phase Two from June 11 - June 30, 2020. 

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Phase Two and Phase Three

Face Coverings

Effective May 29, 2020, people are required to wear face coverings in public indoor settings in Virginia to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus as outlined in Executive Order 63. A face covering includes anything that covers your nose and mouth, such as a mask, scarf, or bandana.

Forward Virginia Guidelines

The “Forward Virginia” plan is based on achieving certain data points that, when met, indicate we are ready to move into the next phase of the plan. The timelines for each phase are determined by monitoring health data, the data points include:

  • Number of cases
  • Number of positive tests, and percent positive
  • Percent of cases hospitalized
  • Bed and ICU capacity
  • Availability of PPE

Phase Three: Reopening Businesses

The Forward Virginia website provides guidance for reopening the business community.

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