The Leesburg Town Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to end its local state of emergency as the risk posed by COVID-19 continues to fade.
The council also lifted its continuity of government ordinance, which allowed commissions to meet virtually due to the pandemic. The town will resume normal, pre-pandemic government meetings and operations starting July 1.
Before the vote, Mayor Kelly Burk said that 75 percent of Loudoun’s adult population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Town Manager Kaj Dentler thanked town staff for working together and innovating through the past year. “We are continuing to learn from COVID,” he said. “We are a better organization and better community because of it.”
The council initially passed its state of emergency on March 18, 2020, and its continuity of government ordinance on April 3, 2020.