Loudoun County Coronavirus Update
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will receive a briefing on the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the County’s preparedness and response efforts during a special meeting of the Board on Wednesday, March 11th at 5 PM. The meeting will take place in the Board Room at the Loudoun County Government Center (1 Harrison Street SE, Leesburg).
Loudoun County Director of Health Dr. David Goodfriend will brief the Board on COVID-19 and the actions being taken in Loudoun County to mitigate the infection’s impact in our community. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting or watch the briefing on Verizon Fios Channel 4 or online at www.loudoun.gov/webcast.
Currently, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in Virginia. The health department recommends the proven actions that everyone can take to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19:
- 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; or cough or sneeze into the sleeve of your shirt.
- Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
- Follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for using a facemask:
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others, and by health workers.
Loudoun County will continue to provide updates on the coronavirus situation at www.loudoun.gov/coronavirus. County residents can also subscribe here to receive email updates. Additionally, Brambleton Community Association will promote further County updates on our website, on our Facebook page, and in the Friday Flash.