Over the past few weeks, public health experts and the news media have published a lot of information about the Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. It can be difficult to understand what you need to know and how this information affects you, your family and the greater Loudoun County community.
In addition, some are wondering why Loudoun County and other entities are once again recommending or requiring face masks when nearly 60% of Loudoun’s total population is fully vaccinated, including more than 72% of Loudoun’s adult population. While our community has made great progress in getting vaccinated, the transmission of COVID-19 has increased sharply in recent weeks in our county and the region.
The most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Loudoun County Health Department is based on the latest scientific studies and trends observed as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Below are six things that all of us should know about the Delta variant and current mask requirements and recommendations.
Given what we know about the Delta variant and the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine and masks, Loudoun County is applying all prevention strategies available to slow the spread of the disease. It will take each of us doing our part to reverse the current trend in new infections and help bring an end to the pandemic as quickly as possible.
Learn more about COVID-19 in Loudoun County, including links to data and vaccination information, by visiting loudoun.gov/coronavirus. If you have questions about the virus and vaccination, call 703-737-8300 or email the Health Department.
Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19.
Residents with questions about COVID-19 may call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or send an email.
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