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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Learn How to Reverse an Opioid Overdose August 2 or August 6

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Space is available in upcoming Revive! classes, Loudoun County’s virtual opioid overdose reversal training. 

Anyone who uses opioids or knows someone who does is encouraged to take the class to learn how to recognize and respond to an op...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Light Level Testing at Lovettsville Community Park in August

News Flash Light Level Testing at Lovettsville Park

Loudoun County has scheduled light level testing in the evening hours at the new Lovettsville Community Park during the week of August 16, 2021, weather permitting. Residents will notice increased activity at the park prior to the testing date. 

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Next Loudoun Household Hazardous Waste Event is July 31 in Lovettsville

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The next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2021, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., at Lovettsville Elementary School, 49 South Loudoun Street, Lovettsville. Loudoun residents are welcome to bring HHW ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Loudoun County Transit Announces Commuter Bus Service Adjustments Beginning August 2

News Flash August 2 Commuter Bus Service Changes

Loudoun County Transit will modify Commuter Bus Service beginning Monday, August 2, 2021. Due to changes in passenger demands, new Commuter Bus routes will be added to increase service at Dulles South (Stone Ridge II) and East Gate Park and Ride lots, and...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Increasing in Loudoun County; Health Officials Encourage Unvaccinated to Seek Vaccine

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Health officials report that over the past month, the number of new cases of COVID-19 have increased significantly in Loudoun County, in Virginia and throughout the United States, fueled by the coronavirus Delta variant.

“The number of cases is clearly hea...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Loudoun to Hold Public Comment Period on Prentice Drive Beginning July 26

News Flash Prentice Drive Open Comment

Loudoun County will hold an open comment period to gain input from the public on the county’s project to extend Prentice Drive from Lockridge Road to Loudoun County Parkway. The public comment period will be open from Monday, July 26, 2021, through Friday...

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County News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

New Loudoun County Animal Services Facility to Open July 30

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Loudoun County invites members of the public to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and a series of grand opening events for the new location of the Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) facility located just outside the Town of Leesburg adjacent to Philip...

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County News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Terry Sullivan is Loudoun County’s New Director of Community Corrections

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Terry R. “Chip” Sullivan has been selected as the new director of the Loudoun County Department of Community Corrections, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced today. Sullivan was selected after a nationwide recruitment. His app...

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County News
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Updated Hours for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Dulles Town Center as of July 27; Clinic Closes Aug. 24

Link to information about the hours and status of the Loudoun County COVID-19 vaccination clinic

As demand for COVID-19 vaccine from Loudoun County continues to decrease and as more providers in the community continue to offer COVID-19 vaccine, Loudoun County is adjusting the hours of operation at its Dulles Town Center clinic effective Tuesday, July...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Loudoun Officials Offer Advice on How to Beat the Heat; Storms Also in the Forecast

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With the weather forecast calling for high temperatures in the 90s, elevated humidity levels and a chance of thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts throughout the week, Loudoun County officials advise residents to be prepared and take precautions to preve...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

John Bayliss is New Director of Loudoun Department of Information Technology

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John Bayliss has been selected as the new director of the Loudoun County Department of Information Technology, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced today. Bayliss was selected after a nationwide recruitment. His appointment is effective September ...

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County News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Loudoun to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on Shellhorn Road Extended July 26

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Loudoun County is hosting an online meeting to gain input from the public on the proposed extension of Shellhorn Road to connect with the Sterling Boulevard extension. The public information meeting will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021, from 6:00 &nd...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Loudoun Seeking Public Input to Rename Route 7 and Route 50

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Loudoun County is seeking public input for the renaming of Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) and John Mosby Highway (Route 50). Members of the public are encouraged to visit the renaming project page to submit names for consideration. 

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center Certified as One-Stop Center

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The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center has been certified as a Virginia Career Works One-Stop Affiliate Center site by the Virginia Board of Workforce Development (VBWD). The VBWD sets policies and oversees operations of the U.S. Workforce Innovation and O...

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County News
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Loudoun County’s Gallery One Features ‘COVID-19 Hope Quilt: Together We Will Heal’ Exhibit

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The Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee has opened a new exhibit at Gallery One, the art gallery located in the lobby of the Loudoun County Government Center at 1 Harrison Street SE in Leesburg. 

The exhibit features the COVID-19 Hope Quilt, a c...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

County Reschedules Ribbon Cutting for Davis Drive Extension to July 15

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Loudoun County will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Davis Drive extension Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. The ceremony was originally scheduled for July 1, but was postponed due to inclement weather. The extension of D...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Loudoun County Animal Services Announces Schedule for Move to New Leesburg Facility

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As the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services (LCAS) prepares to move into its new facility in Leesburg at the end of July, residents should be aware of upcoming changes to the department’s normal operations schedule.

July 9 Adoption Event

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Something Fishy at the Loudoun Surplus Auction: 150-Gallon Aquarium is among Featured Items

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There’s something fishy in this month’s Loudoun County surplus auction! Among the items for sale is a 150-gallon aquarium, including a stand and accessories. The nautical theme continues with scuba valves and regulators also for sale. Other items include ...

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County News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Loudoun County Receives Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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Loudoun County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accou...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

County Launches Virtual Line for Community Development In-Person Services at Government Center

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Loudoun County has launched a new online system that allows people who are seeking in-person services from the county’s community development departments to make an appointment or to get in a virtual line from anywhere. The new system is designe...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

2021 Signatures of Loudoun Awards Recognize Excellence in Design

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The Loudoun County Design Cabinet, a volunteer group of architects, engineers, planners, and designers dedicated to supporting quality design in Loudoun County, presented the 2021 “Signatures of Loudoun” design awards in a ceremony on June 29. 

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County News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Recreational Marijuana becomes Legal in Virginia July 1

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As of July 1, 2021, the cultivation and possession of recreational marijuana, or cannabis, is legal in Virginia, within limits.

Loudoun County has posted information online to help residents understand what is allowed and what is not under the new law pass...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Lane Closures Scheduled on Evergreen Mills Road Beginning Monday, June 28

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Loudoun County announces there will be intermittent single-lane closures on north and southbound Evergreen Mills Road (Route 621) between Northstar Boulevard and Creighton Road for the next several weeks beginning Monday, June 28, 2021. The roadway constr...

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County News
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Adopts Guidelines, Timeline for Local Redistricting Process

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At a special meeting on June 21, 2021, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors adopted guidelines and a preliminary timeline for the 2021 local redistricting process. The Board also voted to maintain its current size, which consists of a chair at large an...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

July 1 Ribbon Cutting for Davis Drive Extension Postponed

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The ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Thursday, July 1, 2021, to celebrate the opening of the Davis Drive extension has been postponed due to the forecast of inclement weather, including showers and thunderstorms. Loudoun County will announce the date...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Loudoun Wins National Achievement Awards for Innovation

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Loudoun County has been recognized with nine 2021 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs. Loudoun’s award-winning programs, which include several that came out...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Loudoun Nonprofits, Faith-Based Organizations Encouraged to Apply for American Rescue Plan Act Funds

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Nonprofits and faith-based organizations serving Loudoun County residents are encouraged to apply for financial assistance available through the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. This funding will support organizations that are working to ...

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County News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Carl Rush is New Loudoun County Chief Equity Officer

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Carl A. Rush has been selected as the new Loudoun County Chief Equity Officer, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced today. Rush was selected for the new position after a nationwide recruitment. His appointment is effective July 8, 2021.

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Loudoun County to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Davis Drive Extension July 1

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Update: 06/30/21: The event scheduled for July 1 has been postponed due to the forecast of inclement weather. Loudoun County will announce the date of the rescheduled event once it is available. 

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County News
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Loudoun to Hold Virtual Public Meeting July 12 on Route 7 Corridor Study

Link to information about Route 7 Corridor Study Public Input Meeting

Loudoun County is hosting an online meeting to gain input from the public on the Route 7 corridor study on Monday, July 12, 2021, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. The limits of the draft study, completed in February 2021, were from Route 28 to the Fairfax County lin...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Loudoun Animal Shelter Receives 367 Animals During Investigation

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The Loudoun County Department of Animal Services (LCAS) took custody of 367 animals following an animal hoarding investigation in Aldie. Cynthia L. Peer, 39, has been charged with 51 Class 1misdemeanors and 67 Class 4 misdemeanors, totaling 118 charges, a...

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County News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Board of Supervisors to Hold Transportation Summit June 29

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a Transportation Summit for Tuesday, June 29, 2021, beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

The summit is intended to provide Board members with a dedicated opportunity to discuss transportation issues, one of...

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County News
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Government Center Features New Art Exhibits: Young Artists and Promoting Hunger Relief

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The Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee (AAC) has opened two new exhibits at Gallery One, the art gallery located in the lobby of the Loudoun County Government Center at 1 Harrison Street SE in Leesburg. 

One exhibit features the work of student...

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County News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Community COVID-19 Vaccination Events Scheduled in Loudoun

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  • 6/25/21 Update: A vaccine event on July 4 has been added to the list of events.

Several community events offering COVID-19 vaccine to members of the public are scheduled in Loudoun County over the next several weeks. Vaccinations are free of charge for eve...

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County News
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Public Invited to “Lunch and Learn” Events During Homeownership Month

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In celebration of June as National Homeownership Month, the Loudoun County Office of Housing and its community partners invite residents to two free, virtual “lunch and learn” events. 

These workshops will provide information on purchasing a first...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Loudoun to Hold Virtual Public Meeting June 23 on Route 15 Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Link to information about the Route15 Comprehensive Plan Amendment public meeting

Loudoun County is hosting an online meeting to gain input from the public on the Route 15 from Montresor Road (Route 661) to the Maryland state line Comprehensive Plan amendment (CPAM). The public information meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 20...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

County to End Shuttle Service at COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Site June 12

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Due to low ridership, Loudoun County will cease operating the free shuttle service between the Loudoun County Transit bus stop at Dulles Town Center and the county’s COVID-19 vaccination site located at the other end of the shopping mall. The last day of ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Walk-in Service Now Available at Loudoun COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Link to information about COVID-19 Vaccine Walk-in Appointments at Loudoun County Vaccine Clinic

Loudoun County is now offering walk-in service at the COVID-19 vaccination clinic, which is located at Dulles Town Center, 21090 Dulles Town Circle in Sterling. Individuals 12 years and older are eligible for vaccination on a first-come, first-served basi...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Increased Traffic Expected at Loudoun Government Center June 10 and June 24

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Loudoun County is expecting a significant increase in motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic in and around the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street SE in Leesburg, on the mornings of Thursday, June 10 and Thursday, June 24, 2021. 

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

County to Hold Grand Opening for Ashburn Senior Center June 17

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and departments of Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Transportation and Capital Infrastructure will celebrate the grand opening of the Ashburn Senior Center Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. The publ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Six Things to Know about the June 8, 2021, Primary Election in Loudoun

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A Democratic Party primary election for state offices will be held in Loudoun County Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Election officials remind voters of six key things to know ahead of the election.

1. Know When to Vote

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Next Session of Online Initiative to Develop Fatherhood Skills Begins June 29 in Loudoun

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The next session of the program sponsored by the Loudoun County Department of Family Services to help fathers build skills to become even stronger dads begins Tuesday, June 29, 2021. All fathers are welcome to attend the free, 12-week virtual program.&...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Board of Supervisors Adds Meetings to June Calendar

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has added two meetings to its June 2021 calendar. 

  • Wednesday, June 9: The Board will hold a special business meeting Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 p. m. to hear public input on land use plan...
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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Final Paving on Riverside Parkway Scheduled to Begin June 9

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  • Update 6/3/2021: The work originally was scheduled to begin the week of June 14, 2021. The start date has been changed to Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Loudoun County is scheduled to begin the pavement milling, final paving and pavement marking operations on th...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

First Half Real Property Tax Deadline is June 7, 2021

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Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn Jr. reminds taxpayers that the deadline for payment of the first half real property tax is Monday, June 7, 2021. 

Please note: Payments received or postmarked after June 7, 2021, will incur a 10% late payment...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Social Distancing & Capacity Restrictions End May 28; Unvaccinated People Should Still Wear Masks

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Beginning Friday, May 28, 2021, Loudoun County will implement Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 79 (PDF), which lifts all remaining capacity limits for gatherings and social distancing requirements in previous executive orders that have b...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

County Sells Bonds at Favorable Interest Rate

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Loudoun County has sold $156.6 million in general obligation (GO) bonds at a favorable interest rate of 1.46%. The county received $21.2 million in premium, which was accepted and will be used for Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) projects to reduce a ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Loudoun County Schedules Free COVID-19 Testing Events through June

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Loudoun County will continue to hold free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing events through June. The events are scheduled for Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the following locations:

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Bond Rating Agencies Reaffirm Loudoun’s Triple-A Rating

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The nation’s top bond rating agencies have again affirmed Loudoun County’s AAA rating on its general obligation bonds, noting the county’s sound operating performance, the size and diversity of its tax base and strong managem...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Board of Supervisors Chair Randall to Deliver State of the County Address May 26

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Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall is scheduled to deliver her annual State of the County address Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. Chair Randall will deliver the address from the Board Room at the Loud...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Loudoun Hosts Jury Management Conference; Promotes Collaboration on Best Practices

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The Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office recently hosted a conference on jury management attended by several circuit court clerks and deputy clerks from other jurisdictions in Virginia. 

During the conference, topics related to speci...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center Offers LinkedIn Learning Opportunity

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Loudoun County job seekers, as well as current workers seeking to upgrade their skills, will have access to free skills training offered by LinkedIn Learning through a new program available from the Loudoun County Workforce Resource Center.

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

New Operating Hours for Loudoun COVID-19 Information Line

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Effective this week, Loudoun County will change the hours of operation for the COVID-19 information line to Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays when Loudoun County government administrative offices are closed. This change eli...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Regional Homelessness in 2021 Lowest Ever Recorded

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According to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ May 2021 Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington: Results and Analysis from the Annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of Persons Experiencing Homelessness report, the number of persons experienci...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Loudoun Installs Another Wi-Fi Hot Spot to Help Western Loudoun Residents During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Loudoun County has installed a new Wi-Fi hot spot for residents in western Loudoun. The county’s Department of Information Technology has installed outdoor Wi-Fi at the Lovettsville Community Center, which is operated by the Department of Parks,...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

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

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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 everyo...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Loudoun Schedules Virtual Adult Mental Health First Aid Training June 8 & 9

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Anyone interested in having a better understanding of mental illness is encouraged to sign up for the next Adult Mental Health First Aid training offered by Loudoun County. The class is scheduled for June 8 & 9, 2021, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. each day. The de...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Ina Fernández is New Director of Loudoun Department of Family Services

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Ina Fernández will be the new director of the Loudoun County Department of Family Services, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced today. Fernández was selected after a nationwide recruitment. She has been serving as acting director since June 2020....

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Loudoun County Hosts Electronics Recycling Event Saturday, May 15

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Loudoun County will host an electronics recycling event Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at 751 Miller Drive SE in Leesburg. There is a limit of five items per vehicle; a one-cubic-foot size box or equivalent size container for smaller i...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Loudoun Board of Supervisors to Hold Transit Summit May 25

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a Transit Summit for Tuesday, May 25, 2021, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The summit is intended to provide Board members with a dedicated opportunity to discuss transit issues, one of the Board’s strategic f...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Opportunity to Serve: Member Sought for Loudoun Board of Zoning Appeals

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Are you a Loudoun County resident who is interested in zoning? Loudoun County is seeking applicants to serve on the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). There is one opening for an alternate member whose term would begin immediately upon appointment by the Loud...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Loudoun County Launches New Service to Shuttle Transit Riders to Vaccination Clinic

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  • Update: 06/11/21: Due to low ridership, the shuttle service will end Saturday, June 12, 2021.

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In an effort to increase access to COVID-19 vaccinations, Loudoun County has launched a free shuttle service between the Loudoun County Trans...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Loudoun Accepting Loan Applications for Development of Affordable Multi-Family Rental Housing

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Loudoun County’s application process for the Affordable Multi-Family Housing Loan Program has opened with the release of the 2021 Notice of Funding Availability.

For-profit and nonprofit affordable housing developers are eligible to apply for loans for the...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Loudoun County Seeks Purchase Offers for Commercial Parcels in Aldie

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is seeking purchase offers for three county-owned parcels of land totaling 6.31 acres, in Aldie, Virginia. At its April 20, 2021 meeting, the Board voted to consider offers on the Aldie Assemblage property, which co...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Loudoun County Commends State Corporation Commission’s Decision on Greenway Rate Hike Request

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On Monday, April 26, 2021, the State Corporation Commission (SCC) issued a decision denying the request by toll road operator Toll Road Investors Partnership II (TRIP II) to increase toll rates on the Dulles Greenway by about 35% over a 5-year period.

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Online Self-Scheduling Now Open to Loudoun Residents, No Pre-Registration Required

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Beginning today, Thursday, April 29, individuals 16 and over can directly schedule an appointment online to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at the Loudoun County Health Department vaccination clinic located at Dulles Town Center in Sterling.

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Loudoun County Transit Resumes Fare Collection May 3

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Loudoun County Transit will resume fare collection on all bus routes on Monday, May 3, 2021. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved the waiver of bus fares; at its April 20, 2021 business meeting, the b...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Loudoun to Implement New Ordinance Banning Firearms in County Facilities

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Loudoun County is taking steps to enforce the recently amended Chapter 684 of the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County – Weapons and Explosives, which generally prohibits guns in county buildings, including community and recreation centers, and...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Loudoun to Resume Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Loudoun County Health Department will resume using the single-dose Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine following a joint announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicating ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Assistance Available for Loudoun Residents Impacted by COVID-19

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While COVID-19 vaccines are bringing hope for the future, the pandemic’s economic impact continues to affect Loudoun County residents. 

If you or someone you know has been economically affected, Loudoun’s Information and Referr...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

First Half Personal Property Tax Deadline is May 5, 2021

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Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn Jr. reminds taxpayers that the deadline for payment of the first half personal property tax is May 5, 2021

Payments received or postmarked after May 5, 2021, will incur a 10% late payment penalty.  ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Loudoun County Launches New Transit App

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Loudoun County Transit has launched a new mobile app called “Transit.” Loudoun County will provide all updates regarding any impacts to bus service through the Transit app. The app replaces the county’s previous text service&...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Loudoun County Officials Praise New Law Limiting Greenway Toll Increases

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Loudoun County officials are celebrating the culmination of years of effort to curb toll increases on the Dulles Greenway. Governor Northam has signed legislation passed by the General Assembly during the 2021 special session (HB 1832 and SB 1259) that es...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

In-Person Voting for June Democratic Primary Begins April 23

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Loudoun County election officials announce that in-person voting for the June 8, 2021, Democratic primary election begins Friday, April 23, 2021, at the Office of Elections and Voter Registration, 751 Miller Drive SE in Leesburg. In addition, ballots are ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Loudoun County Schedules Free COVID-19 Testing Events through May

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Loudoun County will continue to hold free, drive thru COVID-19 testing events through May. The events are scheduled for Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the following locations:

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Loudoun County Taking Steps to Restore Potomac River Ferry Service

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Loudoun County will study available options for resuming ferry service between Montgomery County, Maryland and Loudoun County. The study will include options for restoring service at White’s Ferry. Ferry service across the Potomac River is recog...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Loudoun Board of Supervisors Approves Nonprofit Human Service Grant Funding Awards for FY 2022

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved annual awards for funding to community nonprofit organizations during its meeting on April 20, 2021. Funding opportunities were made available to tax-exempt, private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations that pr...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Loudoun County Hosts Business Hazardous Waste Collection Event May 6

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Loudoun County will host a hazardous waste collection event for businesses and organizations Thursday, May 6, 2021. Pre-registration is required to participate, and must be received no later than Friday, April 30, 2021. The county holds two collection eve...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Government Center Project Complete; Sidewalk Reopens, Bus Stop Returns to Original Location

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Construction of an awning at the Loudoun County Government Center that affected pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Harrison Street in Leesburg has been completed. As a result, on Monday, April 19, 2021:

  • The sidewalk on the Government Center side of Harris...
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County News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Loudoun to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on Proposed Dulles West Boulevard Extension April 29

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Loudoun County is hosting an online meeting to gain input from the public on the proposed extension of Dulles West Boulevard from Northstar Boulevard to Arcola Boulevard. The public information meeting will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021, from 6:00 &...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Loudoun to Hold Virtual Public Input Meeting on Route 15 South Safety and Operational Study April 22

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Loudoun County is hosting its second online meeting to gain input from the public on Route 15 south. The Route 15 south public input meeting will be held Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend the ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Loudoun Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Loudoun County Health Department will pause its use of the single-dose Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine immediately in accordance with the Virginia Department of Health’s announcement this morning. 

As of this morning, approxima...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Loudoun County Moves to Phase 2 of COVID-19 Vaccination Plan; Includes Everyone 16 and Older

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The Loudoun County Health Department is announcing that effective Monday, April 12, 2021, Loudoun County is expanding COVID-19 vaccination opportunities to include all Loudoun County residents who are 16 years of age and older and encourages them to pre-r...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Loudoun COVID-19 Vaccination Site Closed April 10, 2021; Reopening April 11

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Update 4/10/21@12:37 p.m.Vaccination Clinic to Reopen April 11, 2021

The Loudoun County COVID-19 vaccination clinic will reopen Sunday, April 11, 2021, with normal operations. The facility issues that forced the closing of the site Saturday, April 10, 2021...

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County News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Temporary Traffic Pattern to Begin on New Segment of Riverside Parkway

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Loudoun County is scheduled to shift traffic to a new 0.4-mile segment of Riverside Parkway from the intersection of Silvery Blue Terrace to Smith Circle (east), beginning Thursday, April 15, 2021 and ending in early fall 2021. The temporary traffic patte...

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County News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Public Comment Invited on Draft Unmet Housing Needs Strategic Plan

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As the Loudoun County Office of Housing finalizes the county’s Unmet Housing Needs Strategic Plan (UHNSP), members of the public are invited to review the draft plan and share their feedback. 

The strategic plan is designed to help the county and ...

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County News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

All Loudoun Residents 16 & Older Encouraged to Pre-Register Now for COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Loudoun County Health Department encourages all Loudoun County residents who are 16 years and older and who have not yet pre-registered for a COVID-19 vaccine online or by phone to do so now in preparation for Phase 2 of the county’s vaccination effor...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Message from the Commissioner of the Revenue: COVID-19 Impacts Vehicle Values for 2021

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Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. wants vehicle owners in Loudoun County to know that they could see increases in their personal property tax bills that are due on May 5, 2021. This is not due to a tax rate increase or reduction in tax relie...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Board of Supervisors Adopts FY 2022 Budget; Lowers Tax Rate by 5.5 Cents

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved a budget totaling approximately $3.3 billion in total appropriations for the general county government and school system for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The adopted budget includes a real property tax rate o...

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County News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Loudoun Expands COVID-19 Vaccinations to Include All Essential Workers in Virginia’s Phase 1c Group

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The Loudoun County Health Department is announcing that effective today, Monday, April 5, 2021, Loudoun County will expand COVID-19 vaccination opportunities to include all people who are in the Virginia Department of Health’s Phase 1c priority ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Online Public Map to Aid in Inventory of Confederate and Segregationist Sites, Names and Symbols

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  • Update: The survey will remain open through May 17, 2021.

Original news release below:

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has initiated a review of Confederate and segregationist symbols in Loudoun County. Members of the public are invited to participa...

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County News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Loudoun Makes Significant Progress on Vaccination Waitlist

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Loudoun County continues to make progress through the waitlist of people who are pre-registered for a COVID-19 vaccine. As a result, the county is currently making vaccination appointments for people who are pre-registered and in Virginia’s Phas...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Register Now for Bike to Work Day Friday, May 21, 2021

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Registration is now open for the region’s annual Bike to Work Day set for Friday, May 21, 2021. Bicycle commuters, as well as those working from home, are encouraged to ride for exercise and mental well-being. New and experienced bicycle riders ...

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County News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Nominations Sought for 2021 Signatures of Loudoun Design Awards Program

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The Loudoun County Design Cabinet is seeking nominations for the 2021 Signatures of Loudoun Awards program. 

The Signatures of Loudoun program recognizes the buildings and public spaces that reflect outstanding design, renovation, adaptive reuse a...

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County News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Change of Location and Time for Joint Supervisors/School Board Committee Meetings

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The time and locations of the Joint Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and School Board Committee meetings for the remainder of 2021 have changed from the committee’s original schedule. The committee will meet at 5:00 p.m. on:

  • Monday, April 5, 2021, Loudo...
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County News
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Loudoun County Holds Courthouse Construction Topping Out Ceremony

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Loudoun County has reached a significant milestone in the construction of the new Loudoun County District Courthouse. The county held a Topping Out Ceremony on Monday, March 22, 2021, at the construction site in Leesburg. The ceremony—a traditio...

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County News
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Loudoun County Officials Recommend Against Spring Break Travel; Urge Continued Vigilance

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The Loudoun County Health Department continues to discourage non-essential travel at this time, particularly for spring break and upcoming holidays, to slow the spread of COVID-19 and limit the potential of bringing variant forms of the coronavirus back i...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Loudoun Expands COVID-19 Vaccinations to Include All Essential Workers in Virginia’s Phase 1b Group

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The Loudoun County Health Department is announcing that effective today, Friday, March 19, 2021, Loudoun County will begin expanding COVID-19 vaccination opportunities to all Virginia Department of Health Phase 1b priority groups, which include people 65 ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Loudoun COVID-19 Vaccine Data Dashboard Now Live; Vaccine Update for March 12, 2021

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Loudoun County has launched an online COVID-19 Vaccine Data Dashboard to help residents follow the county’s progress in the ongoing vaccination efforts. The dashboard highlights key indicators of progress and status including: 

  • Date of pre-registr...
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County News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Loudoun County Announces Changes to Rent Assistance Program; More People may be Eligible

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Loudoun County residents who are experiencing difficulty paying rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for rent payment assistance from two programs: the county’s Limited Rent Assistance program (LRA) and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s ...

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County News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Arbor Day Photo Contest 2021: 'Trees That Make Me Feel Happy'

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The annual Loudoun County Arbor Day tree photo contest is underway. The theme of this year’s contest is “Trees That Make Me Feel Happy.” Entries are being accepted through Friday April 9, 2021, in advance of this year’s virtual Loudoun County Arbor Day Ce...

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County News
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Loudoun to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on Waterford Traffic Calming & Byway Assessment April 15

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Loudoun County is hosting an online public information meeting for the Village of Waterford Traffic Calming and Byway Assessment Study. The purpose of this meeting is to seek feedback from the public on the study. The meeting will be held Thursday, April ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Commissioner of the Revenue Mails Applications and Certifications for Tax Relief Program

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Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. announces that participants in Loudoun’s tax relief program for the elderly and disabled should soon begin receiving renewal forms. Applications and certifications for tax year 2021 were recen...

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County News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

County Launches Online Map of Loudoun’s Unpaved Roads

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Loudoun County’s network of unpaved roads is a treasure for outdoor enthusiasts, attracting cyclists, runners and equestrians from throughout the country.

To assist visitors and residents, the Loudoun County Office of Mapping and Geographic Infor...

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County News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Loudoun County Financing Opportunity for First-Time Homebuyers Available

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Loudoun County continues to accept applications from first-time homebuyers for funds made available through the Virginia Housing (VH) Sponsoring Partnerships and Revitalizing Communities Program (SPARC). The program provides lower interest rates on homeow...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Loudoun Health Director to Answer Questions about COVID-19 Vaccine on Facebook February 24

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Loudoun County will host a live question-and-answer session about the county’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts with Loudoun County Health Department Director Dr. David Goodfriend through Facebook Live Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. ...

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County News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Post-Election Audit of Loudoun General Election Ballots Set for February 23

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Loudoun County election officials will conduct a post-election audit of ballots cast in the November 2020 general election Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to watch and participate remotely through t...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Loudoun Hosts Free COVID-19 Mass Testing Event February 24; Schedules Smaller Events through March

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Loudoun County’s schedule of free, drive thru COVID-19 testing events includes a large-scale event February 24 and smaller, twice-weekly testing events through March. 

The testing events are open to all. There are no age or residency req...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Loudoun Seeks Public Input on Proposed Bus Routes to Metrorail Silver Line Stations

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Members of the public have an opportunity to shape future routes and schedules for Loudoun County Transit’s Metro Connection Bus service. The county is seeking feedback on 10 proposed new and modified routes that will provide service to and from...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

February 15, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccination Site to Open 11 AM Monday

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Due to the inclement weather forecasted in some parts of Loudoun County, the COVID-19 vaccination site will have a delayed opening Monday, February 15, 2021. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for western Loudoun County, in ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Loudoun COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-screen Survey to Close Friday, Feb. 12 at 5:00 P.M.

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The Virginia Department of Health has announced the launch of a Statewide Vaccine Pre-Registration System to provide a unified and comprehensive process for people in Virginia to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Loudoun County Administrator Presents Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2022

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County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has presented a proposed budget for the Loudoun County government to the Board of Supervisors for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022), which begins July 1, 2021. The budget totals $3.3 billion in appropriations for the county gov...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Loudoun Cancels February 11 COVID-19 Testing Event; Delays Opening of COVID-19 Call Center to Noon

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Due to a forecast of inclement weather and out of an abundance of caution, Loudoun County is canceling the COVID-19 testing event scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park. Anyone considering attending that event is encou...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Loudoun 2021 Real Estate Assessments Available Online

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Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. announces that Loudoun County real estate assessments for tax year 2021 are now available online at loudoun.gov/parceldatabase. Printed assessment notices will be mailed to property owners thi...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Loudoun County Glass Recycling Program Expands

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Loudoun County launched a pilot glass recycling program in July 2020 at the county’s recycling drop-off centers in Hamilton, Leesburg and Sterling. The county has now expanded the program to three additional sites: Arcola, Middleburg and Philomont. Glass ...

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County News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Virtual Public Meeting on Village of Waterford Traffic Calming & Byway Assessment Study Rescheduled

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Update 02/18/21: The meeting scheduled for February 18, 2021, has been canceled due to inclement weather. It will be rescheduled to a later date.

Loudoun County is hosting an online public information meeting for the Village of Waterford Traffic Calming an...

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County News
Posted on: January 30, 2021

Loudoun County Facilities Closed Sunday, January 31

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Due to the forecasted inclement weather, Loudoun County facilities will be closed on Sunday, January 31, 2021. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that includes Loudoun County, in effect beginning early Sunday morning. The forec...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Update: Limited Vaccine Supply; Limited Appointments Available

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During the first week of the expansion of vaccination efforts into Phase 1b of Virginia’s vaccination priorities, the Loudoun County Health Department has received more than 50,000 inquiries regarding appointments for vaccination. At this time, all curren...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Health Department Launches Online COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Screening Survey; Adds Adults 65+ to Phase 1b

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The Commonwealth of Virginia announced on January 14, 2021, that Virginia would follow federal guidelines issued earlier this week and move adults aged 65 and older from Phase 1c into Phase 1b. This change also moves people aged 16 through 64 years with a...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Board of Supervisors Sets 2021 Meeting Schedule; Elects Saines Vice Chairman

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has set its meeting schedule for 2021 and has reelected Sterling District Supervisor Koran T. Saines as vice chairman. In the absence of Chair Phyllis J. Randall, Saines will perform the duties of the chair.

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: When and Where Do You Get It?

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has provided additional details about the commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts that will begin to ramp up in the coming weeks. This announcement provides additional clarity to when and where members of the public wil...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Health Officials Encourage Self-Notification of Contacts following COVID-19 Diagnosis

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As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Loudoun County and across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) have provided updated guidance to local health departments regardi...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Loudoun County is Again a Top Digital County

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Loudoun County has again been recognized as one of the most technologically advanced county governments in the United States. Loudoun is ranked among the top ten in its population category in a national survey conducted by the Center for Digital Governmen...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Loudoun County Releases Significant Incident Review of Goose Creek Drowning

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During the Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Loudoun County-Combined Fire Rescue System (LC-CFRS) is scheduled to present the findings from a review of the June 4, 2020, incident response to the drowning of 16-year-old Fitz Thom...

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