PRCS Closures and Operating Status

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Find details about Forward Virginia, the three-phase plan to reopen the state by gradually easing restrictions that have been in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Northern Virginia jurisdictions, including Loudoun, entered Phase 3 July 1, 2020. Loudoun County Government is practicing recommended measures from the Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including social distancing and face coverings, that help limit the spread of germs. 

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You can search for programs and reserve pool and fitness times online. All programs will be conducted in accordance with guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Loudoun County Health Department. If programs are canceled for pandemic-related reasons, customers will receive a refund.

  1. Phase 3
  2. Phase 2
  3. Phase 1

Phase 3 began July 1 in Loudoun County. Guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health (VDOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are in place, including limiting social gatherings, following physical distancing, wearing a face covering, covering coughs and sneezes, using proper handwashing and staying home when sick. Visitors to all PRCS sites are expected to follow social distancing, including physical distancing during recreational activities, and other measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Forward Virginia Phase 3 Guidelines    

Oct. 29, 2020 Fourth Amended Executive Order Number Sixty-Seven (Phase Three Further Easing of Certain Temporary Restrictions)

November 13, 2020 Governor Northam announces revised guidelines, including new limits on social gatherings and guidelines for facial coverings.

December 10, 2020 Governor Northam Executive Order Number Seventy-Two Certain Temporary Restrictions Due To Novel Coronavirus

March 23, 2021 Fourth Amended Executive Order Number Seventy-Two (2021) and Order of Public Health Emergency Nine (Further easing of commonsense surge restrictions due to Novel Coronavirus effective April 1, 2021)

Facilities

  • PRCS aquatic, recreation and community centers are open with restrictions per Phase 3 guidelines, including reduced occupancy and modified program content. Senior centers are open for current members with limited hours and limited indoor programs, with strict adherence to guidelines. Adult day centers are open to current clients only with limited hours. 
  • Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center is open with restrictions per Phase 3 guidelines, including reduced occupancy and modified program content. 
  • County parks are open for outdoor, recreational and leisure use. 
  • Basketball, tennis and pickleball courts, inline hockey rinks and Dulles Skate Park are open at 50% of maximum occupancy with patrons and participants expected to follow physical distancing of 10 feet for recreational activities and facial covering recommendations from the CDC, VDOH and Loudoun County Health Department (LHD). 
  • Pavilions are open. Gatherings are limited to 100 people, with guests expected to follow social distancing and masks guidelines. 
  • Athletic fields at PRCS park sites and LCPS school sites are open for permitted use by affiliated leagues and approved independent organizations. (Grass fields are closed until March.) All recreational sports can return to play in accordance with amended Executive Order 67, VDOH and CDC guidelines and approved Return-to-Play plans. Physical distancing of 10 feet should be maintained among instructors, coaches, participants and spectators during all indoor and outdoor recreational sports where practical. Face coverings are required for participants, coaches and spectators in accordance with current VDH and LHD recommendations. The total number of attendees (including both participants and spectators) of recreational sports cannot exceed 75% of the maximum occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy (where applicable). The number of spectators in elementary, middle, high school auxiliary and high school main gyms is limited to one per player. The total number of spectators is limited to 25 for indoor play to ensure distancing. For sports played outdoors, the total number of spectators cannot exceed the lesser of 30 percent of the occupancy load of the certificate of occupancy for the venue or 500 spectators per field in accordance with the fourth amended Executive Order 72 guidelines. Additional information regarding recreation sports is available on the Virginia Department of Health’s “Considerations for Recreational Sports” webpage.
  • Indoor pools (and outdoor pools in season) are open at 75% of minimum occupancy load to maintain required physical distancing. Reservations may be required. 
  • Outdoor and indoor pools are open for recreational swimming and lap swimming with no more than two unrelated persons per lane and ten feet of physical distance per swimmer. Reservations are required for pool lane use. Register online for indoor pools. See details regarding seasonal outdoor pool use.
  • Some indoor leisure pool features (e.g., vortex, hot tub) and the Franklin Park Pool splash pad and play features (dump buckets, etc.) will remain closed. 
  • Playgrounds are open per guidelines for physical distancing and stopping the spread of germs.
  • Recreation center climbing walls will remain closed.
  • The administrative office in Leesburg is open during normal business hours, with visitors and staff following guidelines for facial coverings and social distancing.  

Programs

  • Fitness programs at Dulles South Recreation and Community Center and Claude Moore Recreation and Community Center are offered in accordance with the most current guidelines for reduced occupancy, physical distancing and facial coverings. Register online.
  • Reservations are required for use of workout/fitness areas/amenities at recreation centers. Sign up online
  • PRCS camps, classes and programs will run with restrictions per Phase 3 guidelines, including reduced capacity and modified program enrollment and content. Details and registration for programs can be found online.
  • Virtual programs can be found on center and park Facebook pages and online
  • Registration for PRCS after-school programs for the current school year is ongoing. 
  • Child care services are open at select community and recreation centers
  • K-6 Distance Learning Child Care Program is available at select LCPS sties and other locations and follows CDC and VDOH guidelines for educational classes and institutions.
  • Enrollment in indoor recreational classes follows current CDC and VDOH guidelines and Commonwealth of Virginia Executive Orders (e.g., 50 people or 75% of minimum occupancy load, whichever is less, effective April 1, 2021).
  • Social gatherings for rentals are limited in accordance with current CDC and VDOH guidelines and Commonwealth of Virginia Executive Orders (e.g., 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors effective April 1, 2021).

Senior Services

  • Senior centers are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for limited indoor programs and limited transportation for current members, with strict adherence to guidelines. Programs vary by center. Call for local schedule. Reserved congregate and drive-up meal service available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Enrollment in programs/trips follows current CDC and VDH guidelines and Commonwealth of Virginia Executive Orders (e.g., currently limited to 10 people).
  • Adult day centers are open to existing clients only. No visitors allowed. Reduced hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., separated into two 3.5-hour sessions to ensure adequate staff-to-client ratios and adherence to social distancing and other safety guidelines to reduce the spread of disease. Call the centers for more information.
  • Virtual programs and activities for seniors can be found on center Facebook pages and online.
  • For senior services information, contact the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging. Call 703-777-0257, email AAA or email AAA support.
*Information is subject to change. Phase progression contingent upon COVID-19 statistics and adherence to recommended guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While programs may be held when facilities reopen, attendance may be significantly reduced and program content modified due to recommended guidelines, including social distancing, use of face coverings and enhanced cleaning of high-touch areas.
 

Phase 1*

Phase 2*

Phase 3*

Adaptive Recreation Programs Canceled Occurring per guidelines Occurring per guidelines
Adult Day Centers Closed Closed Open with limited hours. Current clients only. No visitors.
Enhanced safety guidelines in place.  
Administrative Offices Open for limited walk-ins Open per guidelines with enhanced cleaning Open per guidelines with enhanced cleaning
Athletic Fields Open for permitted use only
per guidelines
Open per guidelines June 15 Open
Basketball & Volleyball Courts Closed Open per guidelines Open per guidelines
Child Care Closed Open per guidelines at select centers
with enhanced cleaning 
Open per guidelines with enhanced cleaning 
Community Centers Closed Open per guidelines with enhanced cleaning Open per guidelines with enhanced cleaning 
Dulles Skate Park & Inline Hockey Rinks Closed Open per guidelines  Open per guidelines 
Franklin Park Arts Center Closed Closed Open per guidelines  
Indoor Pools Closed Competition/lap pools open per guidelines.
Lap swim reservations required. Leisure pool and amenities closed.
Open per guidelines. Lap and recreational swim open. Lap swim
reservations required. Leisure pools open but some features may remain closed. 
Outdoor Pools Closed Open per guidelines. Lap swim reservations required.
Franklin Park splash pad and pool play features closed.
Open per guidelines. Lap and recreational swim open. Lap swim
reservations required. Franklin Park splash pad and pool play features closed.
Outdoor and Portable Restrooms Closed Open with enhanced cleaning Open with enhanced cleaning 
Parks Open for leisure use with social distancing Open per guidelines Open per guidelines
Pavilions Closed Open per guidelines with enhanced cleaning Open per guidelines with enhanced cleaning
Playgrounds Closed Open per guidelines Open per guidelines
Recreation Centers Closed Outdoor-only fitness classes open June 15. Centers open per guidelines June 22. Fitness reservations required. Climbing walls closed.  Open per guidelines. Fitness reservations required. Climbing walls closed.
Rentals Houses of worship. 50% or less capacity Open per guidelines  Open per guidelines 
Senior Centers Closed Open for scheduled drive-thru congregate meals and for rentals per guidelines Open weekdays for limited indoor programs and limited transportation for current members. Reserved congregate and drive-up meal service 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open for rentals per guidelines. 
Special Events Canceled Occurring per guidelines   Occurring per guidelines 
Sports Camps & Clinics, 
Summer Camps & Programs
Canceled Occurring per guidelines  Occurring per guidelines
Summer DAZE & FEST Canceled Occurring per guidelines (date TBD) Occurring per guidelines
Tennis/Pickleball Courts Open per guidelines Open per guidelines Open per guidelines
Trails Open with social distancing Open with physical distancing Open with physical distancing