Loudoun Households to Get Postcards on Slowing the Spread

Every household in Loudoun County will be receiving important COVID-19 information by mail in the next few days, the county government has announced.

The county encourages residents to look for a postcard from Loudoun County in the mail, read it, and keep it as a reference guide.

 “It is only through responding to COVID-19 as a community that we can continue to slow the spread of this disease,” stated Loudoun County Health Department Director Dr. David Goodfriend. “It’s particularly important that you take actions to protect seniors and those with underlying medical conditions, both in your home and the community.”

The postcard includes information on how to protect yourself and your family, including social distancing, washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, wearing a cloth mask in public, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home as much as possible, self-isolating when sick, and letting close contacts know if you become sick so that they can self-quarantine.

The information in the postcard is also available online at loudoun.gov/coronavirus and in other languages including Spanish, ArabicKorean, and Vietnamese. Other informational flyers about COVID-19 are also online here.

 The Health Department is asking ill individuals to proactively reach out to their close contacts and let them know they are sick.

“It’s important for our whole community to stay involved in slowing the spread,” Goodfriend stated. “With sick individuals reaching out to their close contacts right away, people will be alerted even more quickly, which helps our work in slowing the spread.”

To get information and updates about COVID-19 from the county, go to loudoun.gov/coronavirus, text LCCOVID19 to 888777 to receive text alerts, or text LCCOVIDESP to 888777 to receive text messages in Spanish.

Residents with questions about COVID-19 can call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or send an email to health@loudoun.gov.

An information postcard headed to Loudoun households in the next few days. [Loudoun County]

4 thoughts on “Loudoun Households to Get Postcards on Slowing the Spread

  • 2020-05-09 at 10:00 am

    Is there anyone in Loudoun who does not know this information already? What a complete waste of tax money. How much is telling people what they already know, with most of these going to the landfill, going to cost?

    How much?

  • 2020-05-09 at 3:35 pm

    Six weeks late and who knows how much wasted postage. If this is the best we can expect from our county government things are a lot worse than I realized.

    It might have been useful if this post card offered helpful tips for sanitizing the playgrounds in your neighborhood, or maybe if they mailed a small bottle of hand sanitizer to every household.

    But we do not need another “official communication” telling us how to sneeze or cough in public or how to wash our hands. Quite literally, we should have picked up those essential life skills in kindergarten and shouldn’t need our country government to mail us a reminder.

    We really need to clean house in Loudoun County. We have far too much waste in the form of pointless activity going on. The fact that people appear busy does not prove they are doing anything useful.

  • 2020-05-11 at 11:32 pm

    None of that helps me at all! It’s all old news. What I’d like is an explanation from Randall at the BoS as to why Loudoun will not reopen on this week when hospitals are not overwhelmed. More specifically how does current lockdown policy make any sense.

    Please justify the following.
    Non-Essential Retail – Open with 50% capacity
    Fitness and Exercise – Closed
    Gatherings – 10 person limit
    Places of Worship – Open with 50% capacity
    Childcare – Open for working families

    Do you see any inequities? For example: Can’t Yoga studios, Crossfit boxes, and Large Gyms with healthy adults operate just as safely as the other categories above? If not, why not? Many were already operating more safely than these other categories before the arbitrary shutdowns. They did the exact same things being required of those other categories.

    There is a tremendous amount of pain being inflicted on those who have lost their jobs, their savings and their livelihoods. Futures are being destroyed every day. Does the BOS share that pain? Shouldn’t their salaries be reduced commensurate with the devastation they are causing citizens of Loudoun?

  • 2020-05-12 at 9:43 am

    “Does the BOS share that pain? Shouldn’t their salaries be reduced commensurate with the devastation they are causing citizens of Loudoun?”

    The answers are no, and yes, Liberty. Phyllis could care less about private business (unless it’s a campaign contributor) or the plight of the The People forced via government mandate into unnecessary circumstances. In fact, things aren’t sucking enough, thus her standing apart from the Fool of Richmond, and pushing for more pain and suffering on Loudoun.

    Getting Harrison Street to eat some of the pain they’ve inflicted on The People? Good luck. We’re seeing who they really are, and it’s not a good look.

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