Social distancing is one way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Infectious diseases do not respect boundaries. Each individual is a critical part of the community mitigation strategy.
Even if you feel healthy, social distancing is the best way to slow the spread of COVID-19. This means avoiding close contact with people outside of your home and family.
- Maintain distance of approximately 6 feet from others when possible
- Avoid congregate settings and mass gatherings.
- Except when absolutely necessary, remain out of:
- Public places where close contact with others may occur (such as shopping centers, movie theaters, stadiums, parks, playgrounds)
- Workplaces (unless office space allows distancing from others)
- Schools and other classroom settings
- Local public transportation (such as on a bus, subway, taxi, ride share, plane, ship)
- Avoid physical contact when greeting such as handshakes, hugs and high-fives
- Those who are at greater risk of complications from COVID-19, such as older adults and individuals with underlying health issues or compromised immune systems, should limit contact with others
- Use basic prevention measures:
- Wash 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 eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Stay home when sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid non-essential travel.
- View more tips for Virginia Department of Health
- View additional guidance from the CDC
County Government Facilities
- Social distancing measures are currently in place for the safety of the community and staff in county facilities.
- You may notice changes in how we deliver service as we maintain a distance of 6 feet between individuals.
- Please obey posted signage.
The videos below help to illustrate the importance of social distancing:
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Loudoun County Public Schools
Contact us with Questions
- Email the Health Department
- Call the information line: 703-737-8300
- Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday-Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m