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TOWN OF PURCELLVILLE
WEEKLY CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 5.28.20
PURCELLVILLE, Va., May 28, 2020 — The attached edition of the Town of Purcellville Weekly Coronavirus Update includes information regarding Purcellville entering Phase 1 of reopening under Governor Northam’s Executive Order 61 guidelines on Friday, May 29, 2020. Please refer to the full text of Executive Order 61 for questions, as well as the specific restrictions and protections required for each business sector. Governor Northam’s recently issued Executive Order 63 also takes effect on May 29, 2020, and requires individuals to wear a face covering when inside a public building. Please see the full text of Order 63 to review the guidelines as well as the list of exceptions.
Loudoun County is hosting a free, drive-through COVID-19 testing event open to all ages on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Philip A. Bolin Memorial Park in Leesburg from 10 a.m. thought 6 p.m., or until testing supplies are exhausted. Furthermore, the Loudoun County Economic Development Department is providing an additional round of business grants in the amount of $5,000 each. Applications will be accepted for only 72 hours, beginning at noon on June 3, 2020 through noon on June 6, 2020. For further information, please visit their website at https://biz.loudoun.gov/loudoun-business-fund/.
Remember that today, May 28th, is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot for the Town elections taking place on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the Bush Tabernacle. All completed ballots must be received by the Office of Elections (750 Miller Drive, SE, Suite C, Leesburg, VA 20175) no later than 7 p.m. on June 4, 2020 to be counted.
In addition, with many of our local restaurants expanding their services to include outdoor dining on May 29th, please remember to bring your $10 Town voucher when you patron the participating businesses. For a full list of businesses and restaurants partaking in the Town voucher program, or if you would like to still apply to join, please visit https://purcellvilleva.gov/950/Voucher-Program.
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 12th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.