Loudoun, we apologize for the inconvenience and late notice. There is an issue with the facility that we are actively working on. Again, very sorry.
Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors
Loudoun, we apologize for the inconvenience and late notice. There is an issue with the facility that we are actively working on. Again, very sorry.
Loudoun, this morning the County Administrator joined me in a meeting with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the White House Chief Advisor on County Policies. We discussed how the Federal Government should assist with continued vaccination efforts and COVID response. I relayed to them what I have said many times. The most effective way to assist Loudoun, ensure will have enough vaccine, not require assistance flow through the state. It was a very productive meeting. I appreciate NACo for all their efforts on behalf of County Governments.
All lanes of eastbound Rt 7 are shutdown in the area of Algonkian Pkwy due to a serious crash in Sterling. Additionally, Northbound Rt 28 ramp to Rt 7 is currently closed with traffic being diverted to Rt 7 Westbound. Route 7 eastbound traffic being diverted to Rt 28 Southbound.
Loudoun, yesterday I received my COVID-19 Vaccination. I realize there continues to be vaccine hesitancy, and I'd never tell other, grown adult people to "just get the vaccine," however, I will encourage others to do a deep dive (from reputable sources) in the research.
There is a lot of misinformation about the COVID-19 Vaccinations. Unfortunately, some people have put bogus links and information on this page.
I'll simply say, I don't deal in blind trust. I wouldn't take the vaccine, nor would I encourage family members, to include my husband and sons to take the vaccine, if I had not conducted my own, independent, deep research. After researching, I decided taking the vaccine was right for me.
BTW, the morning after, my arm is sore and I have a headache. I'll let you know if I experience other side effects.
UPDATE: Headache not getting better. Drinking lots of water. Going to cancel my day and lie down.
2nd UPDATE: Put down all devices, lots of water, two hour nap, still small headache, but much better.
FINAL UPDATE FOR THE NIGHT: Honestly, I feel pretty terrible. Low fever, flu like symptoms and killer headache. I realize this is my immune system working, and I'm sure I'll feel better after a day or so. Tonight...lots of water and sleep.
MORNING OF DAY TWO: Feeling much better. Still hydrating, going to the office.
El condado de #Loudoun amplía las oportunidades de vacunación COVID-19 para incluir a todos los trabajadores esenciales en el grupo de prioridad de la Fase 1c de Virginia.
➡El grupo de prioridad de la Fase 1c está compuesto por trabajadores esenciales en los siguientes sectores:
2. Trabajadores de remoción de agua, aguas residuales y desechos (incluye trabajadores de remoción de reciclaje)
3. Vivienda y construcción
4. Servicio de comida
5. Transporte y logística
6. Instituciones de profesores / personal de educación superior
8. Tecnología de la información y comunicación
10. Servicios legales
11. Seguridad pública (ingenieros)
12. Otros trabajadores de la salud pública
13. Barberos, estilistas, peluqueros
➡ Las personas que se encuentran en el grupo de prioridad de la Fase 1c deben comenzar a recibir correos electrónicos o llamadas telefónicas para las citas de vacunación esta semana
➡ Cualquiera que viva o trabaje en Virginia puede preinscribirse para una vacuna COVID-19 en vaccinate.virginia.gov o llamando al 1-877-829-4682.
April 5-11 is National Public Health Week.
I want to thank Dr. David Goodfriend, Loudoun's State Health Director for his tireless efforts during the past 14 months. Dr. Goodfriend and the Loudoun Health Department staff have lead the region in responding to COVID.
I also want to acknowledge and thank the Loudoun Medical Corps who have donated their time and talent to our vaccination clinics. We couldn't have done it without you ❤
We may be physically distant from each other, but now it’s more important than ever to come together. That’s why our 2021 theme is “Building Bridges to Better Health.”
Loudoun, Phase 1C is now open for COVID Vaccinations.
If you are in Phase 1A or 1B AND have registered, yet have not received any communication regarding your vaccine please email me at:
[email protected] or my LA
Loudoun, for all who are celebrating, I wish you a glorious, meaningful, Blessed Easter Sunday. ✝️
Loudoun, Capitol Police Officer and Blue Ridge Supervisor, Tony Buffington is fine.
For those who are observing, I wish you a meaningful Good Friday.
Loudoun COVID as of today:
Cases today: 25,391
Percent positive: 7.7
Please keep wearing your mask (especially if not fullt vaccinated)
Loudoun Vaccines as of today:
Vaccination totals: 159,103
Ppl with at least one shot:110,827
Ppl fully vaccinated:54,433
Virginia COVID News:
Starting April 18, every Virginian 16 and older will be eligible to get a COVID vaccine.
To pre-register, visit https://t.co/loFwXNE6Rr or call 877-VAX-IN-VA. https://t.co/9wiCQx6L5e
Rivana at Innovation Station will be world-class development. A mixed use, smart community where residents and visitors can live, work, learn, shop and play.
Abundant office and housing options - including a signifcant number of affordable units. Close to Metro, Dulles Airport and major highways, this is exactly where development belongs.
Thank you Buddy Rizer, you are...as always
⚡ NEW: Announcing “Rivana at Innovation Station,” a 4.4 million square foot, humanized and uniquely #LoudounPossible development opportunity coming online in 2024: https://bit.ly/2QVT9Mg
Loudoun, I'll post COVID numbers later. For now I want to say, the past 12 months have been emotionally draining. In the past, I've posted links to call if you're feeling overwhelmed, depressed or hopeless. But please dont think you need to allow your Emotional and Mental Health to reach critically low levels before you respond. Don't forget to engage in regular self care.
☆ Go for walks
☆ Read for pleasure
☆ Talk with friends (not about COVID)
☆ Eat the 🍔/🍦/🍫
☆ Take a long bath
☆ Watch a "nothing" movie
Your Body/Mind/Spirit/Emotions make you...you. Take care of your entire self ❤
A challenge coin for LCFR Chaplains with long time Chaplain Charlie Grant himself on the coin. How cool is this.
Loudoun, this is "Breaking News;" in other words, early data. As always, I'll do research and look forward to reading the full round of FDA assessments. However, this is encouraging news as a first step. Hopefully within a year we can administer the COVID vaccine to older children.
The company plans to request emergency use authorization for 12- to 15-year-olds in the coming weeks.
Covid numbers as of today:
25,136 Covid cases-an increase of 533 since last Monday.
945 Hospitalizations- an increase of 21 since last Monday.
269 deaths- an increase of 6 since last Monday.
Percent positive is 7.5% down from 7.8 on last Monday.
145,937 vaccinations given
100,800 ppl have received at least one vaccine
51,092 ppl have been fully vaccinated.
Loudoun, for those of you who celebrate the Easter season and the Holy Week, have a wonderful and Blessed Palm Sunday
Loudoun, I just completed a meeting with Senator Mark Warner regarding Loudoun's allotment of American Rescue Plan revenue.
The amount of funds coming directly to the County, our seven Incorporated Towns and LCPS is as follows:
Loudoun County: $80,203,148
Round Hill: $596,190
Loudoun County Public School: $13,285,000
Because these numbers looked "strange" and not in line with per capita population, I asked them to be checked...twice.
These are the numbers provided to me.
Loudoun, NO new COVID deaths have been reported over the past 7 days. Best news I've had in months. ❤❤
Loudoun, our State Health Director, Dr. David Goodfriend is caring, responsive, and hardworking. Throughout COVID-19 he has served us extraordinarily well. However, Dr. Goodfriend being an employee of the state, not the county, does present some complications.
Loudoun has put forward legislation to have a county Health Department. Prince William County has joined us in this effort.
Loudoun and Prince William officials say the state system of health districts has hampered their ability to serve their fast-growing communities.
Loudoun, over the past year when I've been exhausted or sad, I eat popcorn and watch Hamilton the Musical. I also have the entire Hamilton soundtrack on i-tunes. I've heard the song "My Shot" dozens of times.
This version, performed by Doctors is EVERYTHING.
NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOT: A group of doctors in Vacaville has a whimsical way of encouraging people to get vaccinated. http://bit.ly/3bToib6
Credit: Vax 'n 8 via Storyful
Loudoun, yesterday I joined a call with my Chief Elected Officials colleagues from NoVA, as well as the five Health Directors and County Administrators. We are working with the Governor’s office to increase our vaccine doses. We're grateful for the vaccine increases over these last few weeks, but we still have over 300K in the region on the waitlist. We have the capacity to vaccinate equitably/efficiently and are working to get doses to meet demand.
Loudoun, if you (or your loved one who lives in Loudoun) fall in category 1A or 1B AND is over 65 or has underlying health conditions, AND has registered yet cannot find your name in the system, please email:
[email protected] or [email protected].
(PLEASE don't send an email if you don't meet the above criteria).
Loudoun, yesterday I joined Judges, Elected Officials, Community Leaders and staff as we celebrated three recent graduates of Loudoun's Drug Court. The Drug Court allows offenders the opportunity to receive treatment for their addiction while they continue to work and remain in the community. Congratulations Travis, Nick and Nick. Keep working your programs.
Loudoun, I have good news and bad news.
The good news: Through our State Health Department we have now administered almost 110K COVID vaccinations in Loudoun County. That number does not include vaccinations given at private facilities.
The bad news: Our positivity rate is 8.1%, up from 7.6% last Monday.
Many of our surroundings jurisdictions have significantly lower rates (with equal amounts of testing).
I know everyone is tired of wearing masks and social distancing, but please continue. If we are to open our schools, our economy and our buildings, we need to get our positivity rate down.
Loudoun, throughout the Pandemic response, County staff (especially the amazing PRCS staff) has been reassigned to do various different tasks. At this time, some of the staff that delivered meals to seniors have been assigned to the vaccine POD and given other responsibilities. Right now, we could use volunteers, 18 & older to deliver weekday meals to valued senior citizens. See complete details: http://ow.ly/cMtX50DSYmr
Loudoun, please join me in sending condolences to the family, friends and congregation of Pastor Arlie Whitlow who was the founding Pastor of the Community Church. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him. ❤
I'm so proud of the important work being done by the Loudoun Commission on Women and Girls. The survey of women's needs and concerns during COVID was so illuminating and useful it was picked up by WUSA.
I want to thank LCWAG and I look forward to their virtual job fair coming later this summer.
Loudoun Commission on Women and Girls plans to host a virtual job fair this summer to help support women in the community.
COVID-19 and Vaccine Update:
23,589 an increase of 406 cases since March 2nd
Hospitalizations: 882 An increase of 10 since March 2nd
Deaths: 259 An increase of 13 since March 2nd
Percent Positivity Rate: 7.6 %
COVID 19 Vaccine Updates: As of today, 91,587 vaccines have been administered in Loudoun County and of that, 32,084 people have been fully vaccinated. 61,453 people have received at least one dose.
To find out if you are eligible for a vaccine in the current priority groups, please visit this link: www.loudoun.gov/5493/How-to-Sign-Up-for-COVID-19-Vaccine
Western Loudoun Vaccinations: To address gaps in accessibility, the Loudoun Health Department has redistributed a limited amount of vaccine doses to the Middleburg Safeway store and the Purcellville Pharmacy. The Middleburg Safeway vaccinates eligible persons on the Health Department’s pre-registration list. The Purcellville Pharmacy is scheduling patients through its own registration portal. https://www.purcellville-pharmacy.com/
**This pilot program is not related to the federal government’s program for retail pharmacies.
Vaccination Program at CVS Pharmacy: CVS Pharmacy has begun registering Virginians age 65 and older who are within the Phase 1b eligibility guidelines for vaccinations as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination. This program is a public-private partnership between pharmacy companies and the federal government. There is currently one CVS location offering vaccinations in Loudoun County. Eligible individuals can register at https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine. Those without online access can contact CVS Customer Service at (800) 746-7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided.
New CDC Guidance:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated. Changes include the ability to gather indoors and unmasked with other individuals who have been fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated individuals can also gather indoors and unmasked with unvaccinated individuals who are not at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. To learn more, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html
COVID-19 Testing Events:
March 9 and 11, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Located at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park, 42405 Claudia Drive, Leesburg (Enter the park from Sycolin Road onto Crosstrail Boulevard.)
March 16 and 18, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Located at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls
March 23 and 25, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Located at Dulles South Recreation & Community Center, 24950 Riding Center Drive, South Riding
**No appointments are necessary, but there are registration forms you can fill out ahead of time. Find the registration and more details at www.loudoun.gov/covid19testing
Amendment to Executive Order 72:
Governor Northam’s amendment to Executive Order 72 has increased the capacity limits for outdoor social gatherings, entertainment, and amusement venues. The full release and links to the amended executive order and additional related information are available at: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2021/february/headline-892984-en.html
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a new vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson. The EUA allows the vaccine to be distributed in the U.S. for those 18 and older.
Virginia received 69,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which has been prioritized for mass vaccination clinics across the state. An additional allotment is expected to be sent to pharmacies participating in a federal partnership to help vaccinate priority groups, such as those 65 and older, at no cost.
VDH encourages all providers who schedule vaccine appointments to advise individuals which vaccine they will receive, because the Johnson & Johnson vaccine differs from those available from Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna in that it requires only one dose, rather than two. All three vaccines have been proven to be effective at preventing COVID-19-related hospitalization and death. Learn more at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/
Additional information about the ongoing vaccination efforts will be published by the county as it becomes available. You can find up-to-date information at loudoun.gov/covid19vaccine.
Residents with questions related to COVID-19 may call the COVID-19 Call Center at 703-737-8300 for assistance.
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