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TOWN OF PURCELLVILLE
WEEKLY CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 5.21.20
PURCELLVILLE, Va., May 21, 2020 — Attached is the Town of Purcellville Weekly Coronavirus Update. Residents are reminded that Governor Northam’s Executive Order 62 is still in place, thus delaying the entrance of Northern Virginia, including Purcellville, into Phase One of reopening until May 29th. Please refer to the full text of Executive Order 62 for any questions.
The Town Election will take place on Thursday, June 4, 2020, and May 28, 2020 is the last day residents may request an absentee ballot. Residents must return their completed absentee ballot to the Loudoun County Office of Elections (750 Miller Drive, SE, Suite C, Leesburg, VA 20175) no later than 7 p.m. on June 4th, Election Day. For additional election information, visit https://www.loudoun.gov/5350/June-4-2020-Town-Elections.
As some businesses begin to reopen, the Water Department would like to remind customers that building closures due to COVID-19 can have a significant impact on the water quality in individual buildings. Water stagnation can lead to the growth of some types of harmful bacteria. Ideally, weekly water flushing should be performed while the building is unoccupied. However, if that is not possible, the water lines must at least be flushed prior to occupants returning to the building. Please remember to flush the entire building, including all water-using appliances such as dishwashers and ice machines. Flushing will replace the stagnant water with fresh water from the Town’s distribution system. For complete guidance, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html.
Thank you for your continued commitment to the health and safety of our community.
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.