COVID-19: Reopening Loudoun County 

Current Status: Phase One 

On May 29, 2020, Loudoun County entered Phase One of the “Forward Virginia” plan, the first step in easing public health restrictions on certain business operations that were put in place in response to the pandemic. 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.

The differences between Phase Zero and Phase One are illustrated in this table.

Face Coverings

Effective March 29, Virginians are required to wear face coverings in public indoor settings 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.

Learn more about face coverings.

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Forward Virginia Phase Zero and Phase One Chart

Forward Virginia Guidelines

Phase One: Safer At Home

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. For Phase One, the data points include:

  • A downward trend of positive test results over a period of 14 days;
  • A downward trend of hospitalizations over a period of 14 days;
  • Sufficient hospital beds and intensive care capacity;
  • Increasing and sustainable supply of personal protective equipment such as masks, respirators, gloves and gowns; and
  • Increased testing and contact tracing.

Phase One: Reopening Businesses

The Forward Virginia website provides guidance for reopening the business community. Below are links to specific business sectors with detailed information on mandatory requirements, best practices and resources.

Religious Services

Restaurants and Beverage Services 

  • Restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, cideries, mobile units (food trucks), distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms.

Farmers Markets

Brick and Mortar Retail

  • All non-essential brick and mortar retail establishments

Fitness and Exercise Facilities

  • Gymnasiums, recreation centers, swimming pools, indoor sports facilities, and indoor exercise facilities.

Personal Care and Grooming Services

  • Beauty salons, barbershops, spas, massage centers, tanning salons, tattoo shops, and any other location where personal care or personal grooming services are performed.

Campgrounds and Summer Camps

  • Private campgrounds and overnight summer camps.

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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