Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Loudoun County Health Department encourages residents to stay informed about the novel coronavirus situation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) are closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

Stay Informed

For the latest information on the situation, including answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to:

News Releases

Prevention

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends against all non-essential travel to China. The CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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