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TOWN OF PURCELLVILLE
WEEKLY CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 7.2.20
PURCELLVILLE, Va., July 2, 2020 — Attached is the Town of Purcellville Weekly Coronavirus Update. Purcellville has entered Phase 3 of reopening per Governor Northam’s Executive Order 67 issued on June 30, 2020. Under Phase 3 guidelines, gatherings of up to 250 people are allowed, restaurant and non-essential retail business occupancy caps have been removed, bar seating must remain closed, entertainment venues may open at 50% capacity, and pools and gyms may open at 75% capacity. Social distancing and disinfecting measures are still in place for each business sector, and please remember to follow face covering requirements under Executive Order 63/Public Health Emergency Five. Please refer to the specific Business Sector Guidelines for additional details of reopening.
The Town of Purcellville’s annual Independence Day parade will take place this Saturday, July 4th at noon. The parade will begin at Loudoun Valley High School on North Maple Ave, turn left onto Main Street, left onto Nursery Ave, and end at Emerick Elementary School. The parade will only include vehicles, and the distribution of candy, goodies or materials is prohibited due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Spectators must not gather in groups of more than 250 individuals, and must follow social distancing guidelines of a minimum of six feet of separation between families watching the parade.
The deadline to participate in the Town’s surveys regarding equitable dispersion of CARES Act Funding from the Federal Government to Purcellville non-profits and businesses has been extended to Monday, July 6th. Survey links are available at https://www.purcellvilleva.gov/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=Surveys-to-Aid-Town-Businesses-and-Town--13.
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.