Posted on February 28, 2022 at 5:19 PM by Nancy McCormick
Loudoun County COVID-19 Data Snapshot
Last report 02/22/[email protected]:24 p.m.
COVID-19 Cases Data
- Total Cases: 65,331 (up 339 since last report)
- Current 7-day positivity rate in Loudoun County (PCR test only): 5.5% (down 0.7% since last report)
- Total Hospitalizations: 1,396 (up 10 since last report)
- Total Deaths: 359 (up 7 since last report)
- View Comprehensive Data on the Virginia Department of Health Website:
- View More Regional Cumulative Data, Gating Criteria and Other Key Measures
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Loudoun County Update
- New CDC Guidelines: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance regarding COVID-19 and face masks based on updated metrics used to determine the impact that the coronavirus has on a community. The CDC now recommends that most people can stop wearing masks if they live in counties where the coronavirus poses a low or medium impact, which accounts for about 70 percent of the U.S. population. Individuals who are at high risk for severe disease due to pre-existing, chronic medical conditions may still choose to wear a mask.
- The new metrics put less emphasis on disease transmission and positive COVID-19 test results and more on disease severity and the number of new COVID-19 hospitalizations, hospital capacity and new COVID-19 cases in determining the virus’ impact on a community. The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels tool is intended to help communities and individuals make decisions based on their local context and unique needs.
- You can check a county’s level of community impact through the CDC’s updated list of U.S. counties. It shows that Loudoun County is now experiencing a “low” level of impact.
- Read the transcript of the Feb. 25, 2022, CDC media briefing on COVID-19.
- COVID-19 Mitigation Measures Lifted: Based on the new guidance from the CDC, Loudoun County no longer requires members of the public to wear a face mask while inside Loudoun County-owned and -operated facilities. The social distancing requirement inside county facilities has also ended. However, county employees who are not fully vaccinated or who work in health care settings are still required to wear a face mask. The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry currently requires non-fully vaccinated employees to wear face coverings or surgical masks while indoors, unless their work task requires a respirator or other PPE.
- Status of Local State of Emergency: During its meeting Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider ending Loudoun County’s declaration of a local state of emergency, nearly two years after the emergency was first declared in March of 2020 in accordance with Virginia Code §44-146.21, Declaration of Local Emergency. The declaration enabled the county to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Following the closure of the county’s vaccination site, ending of county-operated testing events, updated CDC guidance regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the local community, and as county operations continue to move toward normal business, the need for the declaration to support the county’s pandemic response has eased. If the Board ends the declaration of local emergency, all advisory boards, commissions and committees would be required to resume in-person meetings.
- Read the staff report prepared for the March 1 meeting: Termination of Declaration of Local Emergency Ratified on March 17, 2020.
- The Board meeting will be available for viewing on Comcast Government Channel 23, Verizon Fios Channel 40 and at loudoun.gov/meetings.
- Final Summary Report: In light of developments related to COVID-19 over the past few days, this is the final weekly COVID-19 Summary Report. Future spot reports will be published as needed. Going forward, visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus for county-specific, COVID-19-related information. As a reminder, the latest COVID-19 data is available any time on the Virginia Department of Health’s website.
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Residents with questions about COVID-19 may contact the Loudoun County Health Department:
- Information Line: 703-737-8300
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