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Important Updates

See the February 26, 2022 update regarding the mask mandate and the January 6, 2022 update below regarding COVID quarantine protocols.

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Face Mask Update

Beginning February 26, Loudoun County no longer requires members of the public to wear a face mask while inside Loudoun County-owned and -operated facilities. Additionally, the social distancing requirement inside county facilities is also ended. 

Loudoun County’s lifting of the COVID-19 mitigation measures is based on new guidance issued February 25, 2022, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that updates the metrics used to determine the impact of the virus that causes COVID-19 on a community. Read more about the update.

COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines Update 

Effective January 6, 2022  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement on December 27, 2021, with updated recommendations for the length of isolation and quarantine periods for the general population. The updated guidance also updates the definition of close contact requiring at home quarantine to include fully vaccinated individuals who are eligible for a vaccine booster but have not yet received one. The CDC guidelines are the result of new scientific evidence that most COVID-19 transmission generally occurs one to two days before the onset of symptoms and two to three days after the onset. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) adopted the CDC’s updated recommendations Dec. 29, 2021.
 
As a result, the County is adopting the updated recommendations. In accordance with decisions by the CDC, VDH, Loudoun County Health Department and Loudoun County Public Schools, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is adopting the recommendations for its program participants of all ages.

  • PRCS Program participants, regardless of vaccination status, who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for a minimum of five days before returning to the program. If the participant was symptomatic at all during the isolation period, symptoms must be improved with no fever for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medications) in order for isolation to end and the participant to return to the program. If asymptomatic at the end of Day Five, the participant must continue to wear a properly fitted mask around others for an additional five days. 
  • Asymptomatic participants who have been identified as a close contact of a known COVID-19 positive individual must quarantine for a minimum of five days if unvaccinated or if fully vaccinated and it has been more than six months since receipt of the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (two months for Johnson & Johnson vaccine) and the participant has not yet received a booster dose. If asymptomatic at the end of Day Five, the participant must continue to wear a properly fitted mask around others for an additional five days. 
  • Asymptomatic participants who 1) are fully vaccinated and are within six months of receiving the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (two months for Johnson & Johnson vaccine); OR   2) are fully vaccinated and outside of six months of receiving the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (two months for Johnson & Johnson) with a booster dose; OR  3) tested positive for COVID-19 within the preceding 90 days of the close contact are eligible to request an exemption to quarantine in order to return to the program after close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual.

PRCS reminds anyone who is eligible to make a vaccination appointment. The County is continuing to host vaccination and testing clinics.

Facilities

  • All PRCS facilities resumed normal operating hours with normal program enrollment and capacity May 28, 2021. 
  • Athletic fields at PRCS park sites and LCPS school sites are open for permitted use by affiliated leagues and approved independent organizations. Additional information regarding recreational sports is available on the Virginia Department of Health’s “Considerations for Recreational Sports” webpage. 
  • Indoor pools (and outdoor pools in season) and pool features are open at normal capacity.  
  • At recreation/fitness facilities, masks will be worn indoors by anyone not actively working out, using fitness equipment or actively participating in recreational activities.
  • At the Franklin Park Arts Center, masks will be worn indoors by audience members and by performers regardless of vaccination status.

Programs

  • PRCS facilities resumed normal operating hours with normal program enrollment and capacity May 28. 2021. 
  • PRCS camps, classes and programs will run in accordance with current guidelines for capacity, enrollment and content. Details and registration for programs can be found online.
  • Some centers may provide the option of virtual program participation. Online videos and resources are available online
  • Registration for PRCS after-school programs for the current and following school year is ongoing. 
  • Child care services are open at community and recreation centers. 

Senior Services 

  • Senior centers and adult day centers resumed normal operating hours with normal program enrollment and capacity June 1, 2021.
  • Some centers may provide the option of virtual program participation. Online videos and resources are available online.
  • For senior services information, contact the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging. Call 703-777-0257, email AAA or email AAA support.