May 14

COVID-19 Summary Report for May 14, 2021

Posted on May 14, 2021 at 5:15 PM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County COVID-19 Data Snapshot
Last report 05/13/21@4:54 p.m.

COVID-19 Cases Data
COVID-19 Vaccine Data
  • Total Vaccine Doses Administered - Loudoun: 357,451 (up 5,093 since last report) I  Virginia: 6,984,320 (up 58,005 since last report) 
  • Loudoun County Residents Fully Vaccinated: 158,353 (up 3,469 since last report)
  • Percent of Total Loudoun Population Fully Vaccinated: 38.3% (up 0.8% since last report)
  • Percent of Loudoun Population 16 and Up Fully Vaccinated: 50.8% (up 1.1% since last report)
  • Total Vaccine Doses Received Over Last 7 Days: Virginia: 277,350 (down 26,600 since last report)
  • Virginia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Summary
  • Northern Virginia Regional Commission Dashboard
Loudoun County Update
  • Governor Lifts Mask Mandate to Align with New CDC Guidance: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is lifting the state's universal indoor mask mandate to align with the new guidance issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Key things to know about the amendments to Executive Order 72:
    • Effective at midnight tonight (5/14/21), masks will no longer be required by executive order for fully vaccinated individuals in most indoor settings. Exceptions will include public transit, health care facilities and congregate settings. Anyone who is not yet vaccinated is strongly encouraged to wear masks in all settings. 
    • Employees who work in certain business sectors, such as restaurants, retail, fitness, personal care and entertainment, must continue to wear masks unless fully vaccinated, consistent with CDC guidelines.
    • Masks will continue to be required in K-12 school settings, given low rates of vaccination among children.
    • Businesses will retain the ability to require masks in their establishments if they choose, and individuals will continue to be permitted to wear masks if they choose.
    • Social distancing and capacity restrictions will be lifted on May 28, instead of June 15 as previously announced.
    • Virginia's state of emergency will remain in effect at least through June 30. 
    • Read the entire news release.
    • Updates to the governor's executive orders will be posted here when available.
  • Capacity Restrictions Easing in Virginia: Governor Northam previously announced that COVID-19 capacity restrictions will be eased beginning tomorrow, Saturday, May 15, 2021. They include: 
    • Social gatherings: The maximum number of individuals permitted in a social gathering will increase to 100 people for indoor settings and 250 people for outdoor settings. Social gatherings are currently limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. 
    • Entertainment venues: Indoor entertainment and public amusement venues will be able to operate at 50 percent capacity or 1,000 people, up from 30 percent capacity or 500 people. Outdoor venues will be able to operate at 50 percent capacity—up from 30 percent—with no specific cap on the number of attendees.
    • Recreational sporting events: The number of spectators allowed at indoor recreational sporting events will increase from 100 to 250 spectators or 50 percent capacity, whichever is less. Outdoor recreational sporting events will increase from 500 to 1,000 people or 50 percent capacity, whichever is less. 
    • Alcohol sales: Restaurants may return to selling alcohol after midnight, and dining room closures will no longer be required between midnight and 5:00 a.m.
  • Get Vaccinated: Everyone 12 and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and it's easier than ever to make an appointment: 
  • VDH Dashboard Maintenance: The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) plans to perform maintenance on the servers supporting its COVID-19 dashboards starting tonight (5/14/21) and continuing through Saturday (5/15/21). Static images of the dashboards will be posted during the maintenance. If you normally look at the dashboards on a mobile device or tablet, the formatting may look different. VDH recommends viewing these images on a laptop or desktop computer during this time. This will not impact the COVID-19 data sets which will continue to be available for direct viewing or download through the Virginia Open Data Portal.
  • May 18: Next COVID-19 Testing Event  Loudoun County will hold another drive-thru COVID-19 testing event Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls (Access the testing location in the back parking lot, near the senior center.) The testing events are free open to all. Get details at  loudoun.gov/COVID19testing.
  • More Information:
Latest Headlines
Stay Informed
Contact Us
Residents with questions about COVID-19 may contact the Loudoun County Health Department:
  • Information Line: 703-737-8300
  • Email 
Loudoun County Public Schools
Get the latest information for parents and students from Loudoun County Public Schools:
Educate Yourself About COVID-19
May 13

COVID-19 Summary Report for May 13, 2021

Posted on May 13, 2021 at 4:53 PM by Nancy McCormick

Loudoun County COVID-19 Data Snapshot
Last report 05/12/21@5:21 p.m.

COVID-19 Cases Data
COVID-19 Vaccine Data
  • Total Vaccine Doses Administered - Loudoun: 352,358 (up 2,327 since last report) I  Virginia: 6,926,215 (up 49,760 since last report) 
  • Loudoun County Residents Fully Vaccinated: 154,884 (up 1,810 since last report)
  • Percent of Total Loudoun Population Fully Vaccinated: 37.5% (up 0.5% since last report)
  • Percent of Eligible Loudoun Population Fully Vaccinated: 49.7% (up 0.5% since last report)
  • Total Vaccine Doses Received Over Last 7 Days: Virginia: 303,950 (unchanged since last report)
  • Virginia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Summary
  • Northern Virginia Regional Commission Dashboard
Loudoun County Update
  • Loudoun Now Vaccinating Adolescents 12-15; Streamlines Appointment Process: Thousands of children in Loudoun County are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine following federal and state approval of expanding vaccination opportunities to children who are 12-to-15 years old. As we reported in an earlier blog post today, the Loudoun County Health Department is now offering vaccine appointments to anyone 12 years of age and older. Some key points. 
    • The appointment process has been streamlined. To schedule an appointment, visit the “Schedule A Vaccine Appointment” webpage and follow the “Step 1” instructions. Then, on the Vaccine Administration Management appointment page, submit a request for an appointment by following the prompts in the online form.
    • Individuals ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The vaccination site continues to operate by appointment only. All individuals who would like to be vaccinated must have an appointment. 
    • Vaccinations are free of charge for everyone regardless of immigration or health insurance status.
    • Read the full news release.
  • New Guidance on Face Masks for Fully Vaccinated People: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance on mask-wearing for people who are fully vaccinated. If you are fully vaccinated (which occurs two weeks after your second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine), the CDC says you no longer need to wear a face mask or stay 6 feet away from others in most settings, whether outdoors or indoors, except where required by law, rules or regulations. There are exceptions. For example, you are required to wear a mask on all planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation in the U.S.
  • Need a COVID-19 Test? Mark May 18 on Your Calendar: Loudoun County will hold our next free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing event Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls (Access the testing location in the back parking lot, near the senior center.) The testing events are open to all. Find out more at loudoun.gov/COVID19testing.
  • More Information:
Latest Headlines
Stay Informed
Contact Us
Residents with questions about COVID-19 may contact the Loudoun County Health Department:
  • Information Line: 703-737-8300
  • Email 
Loudoun County Public Schools
Get the latest information for parents and students from Loudoun County Public Schools:
Educate Yourself About COVID-19
May 13

Loudoun to Begin Vaccinating Adolescents Ages 12 to 15; Streamlines Appointment-Making Process

Posted on May 13, 2021 at 8:53 AM by Nancy McCormick

The Loudoun County Health Department will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment to adolescents ages 12 to 15 on Thursday, May 13, 2021, following approval by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Vaccinations are free of charge for everyone regardless of immigration or health insurance status. 

“The safety of people who are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be our highest priority,” said Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend. “Our nation’s top public health experts have carefully evaluated the data and we have great confidence in the safety and effectiveness of this vaccine for everyone age 12 years and older. I encourage parents to get their kids vaccinated as soon as possible because vaccinating this age group is another important step toward getting back to normal.”   

The VDH approval for use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals in this age group follows endorsements by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

How to Make an Appointment

The Loudoun County Health Department has streamlined the appointment-making process to make it easier for parents and others to schedule their own appointments online in one single step. Residents may now make appointments in real time without first registering in the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). The system no longer requires users to wait for an email that prompts them to schedule an appointment.

To schedule an appointment for your child or yourself, simply visit Loudoun County’s website: loudoun.gov/COVID19vaccine and then click on “Schedule A Vaccine Appointment” and follow the “Step 1” instructions. On the VAMS appointment page, submit a request for an appointment by following the prompts in the online form. 

Anyone who needs assistance making an appointment, such as those who do not have access to the internet, should call the COVID-19 Information Line at 703-737-8300 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Individuals ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The vaccination site continues to operate by appointment only. All individuals who would like to be vaccinated must have an appointment. 

Other Vaccination Opportunities

Other vaccine providers in Loudoun County, such as retail pharmacies, may also begin to offer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals ages 12 to 15. These providers operate independently of Loudoun County. Visit vaccines.gov to find other COVID-19 vaccine providers in our community. 

Vaccine Safety and Efficacy

COVID-19 vaccines continue to be safe and effective. New vaccines are typically studied in adults first, and then gradually include younger age groups. This is a standardized process intended to study a new vaccine in the safest way possible. Pfizer-BioNTech’s request to expand use of the vaccine to 12- to-15-year-olds is based on data from a clinical trial of 2,260 adolescents that showed that the vaccine was safe and effective in this age group.

Learn more about the safety of COVID-19 vaccine on the CDC’s website.

Requesting a Vaccination Record

It is important that parents and everyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccine keep the vaccination card received at the time of vaccination. The Loudoun County Health Department does not provide vaccination records. If you lose the vaccination card and need a record of your vaccination, individuals who created VAMS accounts may obtain a copy of your record in the VAMS system by logging into your account at vams.cdc.gov. In addition, you can contact VDH for a record by submitting a request form online.

After Vaccination

The CDC has published guidance for fully vaccinated people; however, the CDC also recommends that even people who are fully vaccinated keep taking precautions in public places. The Loudoun County Health Department encourages Loudoun residents who received a COVID-19 vaccine to continue taking the steps that help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:
  • Avoid crowds of people.
  • Stay 6 feet away from others who do not live in your household at all times until the CDC and VDH change these recommendations.
  • Wear a face covering when in public to protect yourself and others until the governor’s office lifts this requirement. 
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Avoid non-essential travel, particularly with unvaccinated people who do not live in your household.
  • Avoid visiting unvaccinated people who are at increased risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.
Learn more about how to protect yourself and others on the CDC’s website.

COVID-19 Testing

Loudoun County continues to offer free COVID-19 testing weekly. More information about COVID-19 testing opportunities is posted online at loudoun.gov/covid19testing

Stay Informed
  • Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19.
  • Sign up for email and text updates about Loudoun’s response to COVID-19 at loudoun.gov/coronavirus.
  • Opt in to receive text message updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • English: Text LCCOVID19 to 888777
    • Spanish: Text LCCOVIDESP to 888777
  • Follow the Loudoun County Government Facebook page and @LoudounCoGovt on Twitter.
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