Loudoun County has 1,486 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Virginia Department of Health. That's an increase in 40 cases from Sunday's report. 

No new local deaths were reported for the third day in a row, leaving the county's coronavirus-related death toll at 48. 

The age breakdown of the deceased is as follows: 36 have been 80 years old or older, eight have been between the ages of 70 and 79, three have been between the ages of 60 and 69 and one between the ages of 50 and 59. 

One hundred thirty-nine people in Loudoun have been hospitalized. 

On Friday afternoon, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) rejected requests to reopen parts of the commonwealth that remained under lockdown, including three districts in the western part of Loudoun County. He said accepting the requests would get “totally out of hand.” 

“We want to be straightforward and consistent as we can, but if you do something that carves [out] counties or picks certain towns ... it would get totally out of hand,” Northam said. “While I’m sure the decisions that I make are difficult for some individuals to understand, we’ve tried to be consistent, we’ve tried to be fair and most importantly, we’ve concentrated on public safety, and at the end of the day we want Virginians to be safe as well as their families.”

No restrictions have been lifted in northern Virginia, Richmond and Accomack County, which were granted two-week delays after local leaders said it was too early to move forward. The order pertaining to those areas is expected to end May 29 unless updated or rescinded.

Statewide, the number of cases on Monday jumped by 752 to 31,140. 3,822 hospitalizations have occurred, and 218,393 people have been tested.

Virginia residents can now search case and testing information by ZIP code through the county's website. 

In northern Virginia, parents spoke with the Times-Mirror about parenting and educating children with special needs during the coronavirus pandemic.

More information about the coronavirus and how to prevent its spread can be found at CDC.gov/Coronavirus and Loudoun.gov/coronavirus. 

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Loudoun4Trump

America on lockdown...tyranny in plain sight....and the governor is moonwalking all over everyone's civil liberties...take that western louduners, you rubes....

loudouncommonsense

Debate: Is the "Georgia Model" better? That's where the Republican Gov. (Kemp) was selling his early re-opening based on charts that REARRANGED THE DATES to make a graph showing declining covid cases: April 30 was followed by May 4, May 5 was followed by May 2 and so forth.

Perfect illustration of your point of "don't believe government"....Kemp-type republican government.

amerigirl

WOW what an overstated, exaggerated, and down right mean response. What is wrong with western loudouners? they come in all sizes, shapes and economic and social backgrounds, why are you lumping them all together?

loudouncommonsense

The world certainly has flipped upside down; it used to be a hallmark of conservatism that people ACT conservatively, cautiously, prudently and seemingly always erring on the side of caution. They were the "flag wavers" and "cared deeply for the good ol USA."

Now, they're pushing hard and fast to be reckless, not caring whether they harm other people in the name of "their own freedom." But freedom from what?

Freedom from safety? Freedom from people trying to help others? Freedom from state and local government who has the resources, laws and will to tackle large health care problems?

Everyone is making sacrifices....don't make it harder to fix this health care crisis by being stupid.

Periodic Table

You certainly have a difficulty grasping what word freedom means. Look it up in dictionary. That knowledge will save you from writing nonsense.

amerigirl

Was that so you wouldn't have to answer the question on freedom from what?

loudouncommonsense

Oh.....right. Freedom. It does not give license to harm others in the pursuit of your own meaning of "freedom." We have collective freedom in the US, which means a society of compromise and community. It''s the meaning of "all men are created equal" and entitlement to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Happiness for you that threatens my existence? Is that what you want? I don't see that mentioned in the Constitution.

amerigirl

It's called the trump effect.

scottva

I agree with your first paragraph 100%. However, do you realize that you are calling people stupid because they don't agree with you? Don't we have freedom of thought? It starts there and then the finer points can be debated. You started off with an outstanding 1st paragraph and killed your own argument by referring to people as stupid. How about this, you wear a mask and I won't. I don't believe that makes you stupid, it's your right. At the same time it's my right to not wear a mask.

What's concerning to me is that people like you, Amerigirl, CindyWHO and others are perfectly accepting of what the so called "experts" say. This is a problem for me because they have changed their minds like the direction of the wind. Wearing masks is not good..........you must wear masks. That's a pretty simple one, shouldn't require a month of lock-down to help make that decisions. The amount of hypocrisy across the board should force everyone to research things on their own, compare differences and determine your own direction. That Loudouncommonsense is not an act of stupidity, it's logical and people should be able to think for themselves without being cut down. How about this, stay home, curtains closed and when you hear the bell ring, you can come out. That's as dumb as your comment. Come on man, that first paragraph was great and so true! Don't go down that nasty Liberal path!

scottva

All those blaming Trump for COVID, can you cite exactly what he did wrong that perpetuated the problem? Think carefully before replying because the experts you pray to were much further behind the curve than you think Trump was. Oh, if you do decide to answer, try doing so without resorting to name calling. Try being adult like, may be hard but try.

loudouncommonsense

Very easy: refer to the videotapes of Trump playing down the potentiak effects of "only one case", then "only 15 cases and we've got everything under control" when epidemiologists were clearly sounding the alarm

scottva

Would you have preferred Trump say "We're all gonna die!"? For the record, the epidemiologists and Democrats were further behind the curve than you say Trump was. Your candidate Biden was busy calling Trump a racist for banning flights from China and that dope Pelosi was in the middle of Chinatown openly saying to the media and crowd that all was fine, come down to Chinatown. Say what you want about Trump, but I remember when Biden thought COVID-19 was a new rollercoaster at Disney

Virginia SGP

This is just the opening act for Randall/Letourneau/Cindy/MikeyKay/Fasolo. Now that they have developed the following principles of gov't:

1. Anything that raises any risk of death even 0.0001% and especially to those over 80 years old is an eemergency-crisis-disaster

2. You have no liberty if you could possibly, remotely contribute (6 connections away) could add 0.0001% to the chance of anybody getting sick

3. Thus, all who actually work for a living must have their businesses destroyed, their lives crippled, and their future income slashed especially when there are no private sector jobs left

4. Those in gov-t jobs get to enjoy free vacation, raises, and even special bonuses with "use it or lose it" gov't funds and they definitely need even more raises next year and..

5. To pay for it we must raise taxes on the businesses and out-of-work private sector workers. While we are at it let us pile $6T of debt onto the younger generations to help give stimulus checks to the 70 and 80-year-olds who haven't lost any jobs and are the cause of this man-made fiasco.

Next year, the seasonal flu will be way too dangerous to let gov't freeloaders, oops I mean employees, actually go perform the miniscule work they actually do. They will need another 12 weeks of vacation and taxpayer-funded bonuses before they lift a finger.

All of these knockdown politicians are traitors. The Soviet Union could not have caused more damage in their best case scenario.

loudouncommonsense

blah blah blah

amerigirl

Such a negative and wrong outlook. Feeling better now?

scottva

Wrong? Congress members make $174k per year, even that dumb as a stump AOC. Do you even realize that IF Pelosi's new $3t bill passed in the house, which it did, that Pelosi had a provision that stated IF it passes congress can recess until July 21? Then the following month they get another 6 weeks. All of these attacks on Trump and Trump supporters and yet not a peep about what congress has been doing the past 2 months. They have not done a thing, nothing and lets not forget, the Dems own the house. Cant wait to hear how you'll justify their inaction

springerdad

Thanks to a few new players I think this story has legs for at least 100 posts. I can't wait until we all argue the same arguments tomorrow. Wear your masks, pray for no more deaths and open up Loudoun.

scottva

Like a bunch of old hens. Not only are you right but I am one of those people recycling my data points over and over. It's a compulsion I can't help myself.

LoudounClear

Agree with you but would add a "begin to" in front of open up Loudoun. Some parts of this reopening should be incremental...for example, do you really want to sit in a full movie theater?

scottva

CindyWHO, Amerigirl, BLT, LoudounUnclear - Can you explain to all of us why the entire world did not shut down, economies didn't tank, stock market didn't crash, schools didn't close and people went to work during the Hong Kong Pandemic of 1968-1969? After all, over 1 million people died globally and more than 100,000 died in the US. Guess what? the Hong Kong flu still exists today, but thanks to herding and improved flu vaccines most have never heard of it, simply referring to it generally as "the flu".

Scott, let me help you here. We have had nearly 100,000 deaths and it ain't over yet. If you put on your mask and limit your contact with people, we'll get this thing under control. If you go around raving like a MAGA lunatic, then it's going to get worse. Simple as that...

scottva

Says who? The experts you're eluding to are all super smart right, especially Fauci. They have all said that masks would likely be more harmful, then they flipped and said you got to wear the masks. Seems to me that is one of the most basic and non-scientific recommendations a health expert should be able to make without a complete reversal.

Either I'm a raving MAGA lunatic (as you described) that just hates everyone or I'm developing my own informed opinions, outside the Fauci circle of influence and believe differently than you. You see MAGA Moron, I fully encourage you to wear a mask. I don't think that makes you any more of a lunatic than me, it's what you believe will help get you through this COVID garbage. However, just because I'm thinking on my own, reading outside of all MSM (Fox included), and disagree with you, it doesn't make me a lunatic or a racist or uneducated and it doesn't mean I hate people. You might be fine and dandy with having 4 beers and then driving, after all, you are just at the legal limit. Me, I think alcohol has done and will do more damage than COVID ever will, therefore I choose not to consume BUT it doesn't make you a bad person if you like to bang back a few beers while watching a game

gtrunner

Deaths are expected- it’s a pandemic. We have the second lowest number per million, only to Switzerland. However, the goal post is and has always been hospitalization. The US tolerates 2.8 million deaths per year; 400,000 from legal smoking alone. Using death to scare people is only a short term strategy- eventually, people turn off the negative Nancy.

amerigirl

Scott, it sounds like you are making conclusions on bits and pieces of information. All the conservatives hate Fauci now because trump doesn’t like him. Now they are trying to discredit him by leaving off parts of his statements or taking them out of context. This because he was telling the truth which didn’t fit trumps agenda. Just like the statement you used as a point about masks. T was because people were using what the healthcare worker needed. The Surgeon General said: Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk! True, but masks keep you from spreading, not getting the virus. Same with Dr Michael Ryan from WHO, “Not having a mask does not necessarily put you at any increased risk of contracting this disease.” The statements are saying that masks are not for protection for yourself, and can cause a shortage for healthcare workers. Masks are to protect the public. If you have respect for your fellow Loudouners it is the least you can do. Also remember that if you are close to someone that is not wearing a mask if they talk, cough, or yawn etc. they can still be spreading it to you. PS, nobody should have 4 beers and drive.

amerigirl

Gtrunner. Okay Karen, just because deaths, or even illnesses are to be expected, they should not be encouraged by doing stupid things. For real Switzerland? Look at the population of that country it’s only 8.57 million, and they did an excellent job of controlling it. On 16 March, schools and most shops were closed nationwide, and on 20 March, all gatherings of more than five people in public spaces were banned. They are just now opening. The virus is just taking a foothold in many parts of the country, how do you know the outcome for those areas? Death isn’t the only scary part, think about all the 20-50-year-old people having strokes and heart problems from the blood clots associated with it. Think of all the kids that are getting inflammatory problems that look like Kawasaki disease . There are people who can have the rest of their lives affected from being sick. Don’t blow this off as not a real problem, it is.

LetsBreal

Speaking of Morons Attempting to Govern America, dumping highly infectious COVID-19 patients from hospitals into nursing homes where the residents are already compromised by other ailments is one way to boost the death count. Thanks Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) !

Not only did Cuomo help set us up for the 2008 housing crisis by instantiating very poor mortgage loan policy as Clinton's HUD Secretary from 1997 to 2001, but now he's implemented a plan that kills mass seniors in New York....

"The way this has been handled by the state is totally irresponsible, negligent and stupid,” said Elaine Mazzotta, a nurse whose mother died last month of suspected COVID-19 at a Long Island nursing home. “They knew better. They shouldn’t have sent these people into nursing homes."

Of the nation’s more than 26,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, a fifth of them — about 5,300 — are in New York, according to a count by The Associated Press, and the toll has been increasing by an average of 20 to 25 deaths a day for the past few weeks." - US News and World Report, NY's Cuomo Criticized Over Highest Nursing Home Death Toll, May 9th, 2020

amerigirl

Common Lets, be real! The nursing homes must readmit residents sent to hospitals with the coronavirus and accept new patients as long as they are deemed “medically stable.” NOT highly infectious. It was NY, where could they go? They needed hospital beds and they fixed that as soon as they could. It was Cuomo who issued a series of new rules for nursing homes in hopes of curbing the spread of the coronavirus. It was Coumo who said hospitals cannot release patients to nursing homes in New York unless the patient tests negative for the virus. Unless you have tried to place someone in a home you don’t know all the ins and outs of trying to keep their spot if they have to spend time in a hospital. I believe after that you lost track of what the article was about. Focus!

LetsBreal

AG - Yes, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) NOW states hospitals cannot release patients to nursing homes, since the state’s original directive requiring nursing home to accept recovering patients spread the virus and schwacked 5,300 people. Duhhh! I guess NY finally now subscribes to “first do no harm”?

“Previously, the health department's order stated "[nursing homes] are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission." - Cuomo Reverses Nursing Home Directive to Take COVID-19 Patients, Requires More Staff Testing – NBC New York, May 10, 2020

In other words, FORCE was used previously to require nursing homes to accept Coronavirus patients while infectious. Stop defending the indefensible!

All this while your beloved Democrat party has such a heartfelt concern for releasing prisoners and serial killers such as Gary Ridgway (49 murders) and Robert Yates (13 murders), who might be at risk from contracting Coronavirus in prison. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is one of many democrats leading the charge on such absolute nonsense. Aren’t you getting tired of always being on the wrong side of the right thing to do? It’s getting a little disgusting.

CindyLou

oh please, this is not the "flu" The flu last year killed 60,000 in a year. Covid19 has killed 100,000 in 3 months. What is so hard for people to get tested, wear a mask and stay home if they are positive? What is so hard about everyone trying to keep everyone safe until we find out all we can about Covid19? Do you know that now they are finding that Covid patients can be re-infected? Everyday we find out more and more to help us adopt to living with this deadly virus. It's so sad to see the disrespect and hate over wearing a mask with the excuse "someone's trying to take my freedom" We don't know who or how it will strike it's next victim. It can kill a healthy 20 year old and an 80 can survive it? We need to know more and you can wear a mask and do social distancing in place to help. Our Governor is trying to keep us all safe. No one wants to hurt the economy or a business. No one wants to take away someone's freedom. You think you could do better? Are you pro-life or just some lives? At my age, I never thought that my biggest fear would be dying alone on a ventilator or one of my loved ones dying on one where I could not be there to comfort them. If that does not put the fear in you to respect this virus, your hopeless to understand.

ace10

You're falling prey to the media-driven hysteria. It's sad to watch.

amerigirl

Cindy, look and see what Ace, the guy who is driven by the trump dump, panic to get the economy going before the election guy has to say. Funny and out of touch with reality.

loudouncommonsense

You don't have the liberty to make others sick because of your behavior. Suck it up and be a team player.

Jeanne T

How long do you wish this to go on??

LoudounClear

I don't think there's anyone that wants things shut down for a minute longer than makes sense. The problem is some people rather quickly decided that pretending this was no big deal was the best way to keep people from noticing what a truly horrible job our current administration did preparing for this and then having a plan and executing it. So it became political. We have to suffer an utterly corrupt, narcissist who cares more about his reelection than he does what's happening to Americans. You know, George Clooney played a good doctor on TV but I'd have never thought that he'd make a good surgeon. Trump played a decisive executive on reality TV and suddenly some 30% of America thought, "hey, that guy should be President." I'm sure many who voted for him now feel like he failed them. What I never hear is someone saying, "I didn't vote for Trump last time but I'm going to now." Nobody.

amerigirl

Jeanne, nobody wants it to go on. That's why people want it contained.

Matthew

Isn’t interesting what names people choose? Think about it for a sec ...

Periodic Table

You also have the liberty to stay home. Use it. I'll use my liberty to go out. And UNTIL you have PROOF that I am contagious, keep all such opinions for yourself.

amerigirl

How would you know if you were contagious? And why aren't you concerned about spreading it if you might be asymptomatic? Do you feel that you have the right to invade other peoples space if you are?

hardworkingamerican

Liberal Socialist Governor, is going to put the hurt to as many hard working businesses as he can. I hope the deaths he has caused is worth it. He is keeping citizens from earning a living, which of course means that they have to try and seek other means. You mask wearing people that are freaking out. Stay at home, go broke, live in your hut and don't ever come out. Just remember when you need bailing out don't come to us hard working "out there everyday" tax payers. And by the way CindyLou Who, stop with the requests for censorship. The name/names you are referring to is what the Governor has called himself and bragged about in his yearbook. Get a grip. If the shoe polish goes on, he has to wear it. "Hard to get off." Those are "his words" not mine.

amerigirl

Nope. Boy you sure love your adjectives, as long as they are degrading to someone. OH YOU blame him for deaths?????? It's people like you that won't wear a MASK that keep in circulating. Grow up and respect and show some concern for your fellow Loudouners. Why are you bashing people with little 3rd grade retorts? Northam did not call himself coonman nor did he brag about it. Get the facts; Northam told reporters that two people referred to him by that name, and said that he regretted the presence of the nickname in his yearbook. The use of shoe polish was to make his face darker during a dance contest. It was because he liked the person and wanted to imitate him. You twist everything to fit your agenda and you have done it for so long you can't even recognize the truth.

amerigirl

Can you ever make a statement without all the degrading adjectives? What deaths has he caused? You have gotten so extreme with you predictions. What makes you think that people don't want to go to work? People also want this virus to be contained and not spread so it will be over with and life can go on. Northam never called himself that. In fact there were only 2 people that called him that yearbook name and he doesn't know why. Just 2 and I doubt they ever said it as much as you have. The other was him trying to look like a person he was in a contest, it was not derogatory. You have, as usual, blown it way out of proportion.

CindyLou

blah, blah, blah, same old liberal hating racist stuff from you. My take on the Governor and that racist crap. The school, the school has been known and in trouble for racist issues for years. They should have never allowed that picture to be published and adults should have known better. Funny, I am white and I dressed up several times as a "black mammie" and no one ever thought it was racist. I know African Americans that dress up as "white people" It's just another excuse for you radical right wing liberal haters to make a statement. You look like a fool.

ace10

Governor Coonman was 24 or 25 years old when that photo was published. He's supposed to be an adult. And, if I had known you when you dressed in black face, I would have certainly told you that it was a INCREDIBLY racist act. Maybe you're a racist and only have racist friends? Time to look in the mirror?

amerigirl

Ace, so how does his age matter if it wasn’t him? They have investigated it multiple times and can not make a determination on who it is. Your nastiness is unbelievable, saying others are racist when you continue to use racist terms. You have probably used it more than the 2 guys that called him that. Trying to turn the tables just isn’t gong to work for you. We all have heard your racist terms and seen your comments about race in different subjects and articles in TLM and know better.

LeesburgFan

I'm going to continue a comment from the May 15 thread, because a lot of posters have forgotten why governments have shut-down businesses. This is such an important issue, I think the politicians need their memory refreshed on why we did shutdowns in mid-March. Many want to go off on their own righteous tangents to justify the shutdown. We are now experiencing the unintended consequences of this ill-thinking.

The SOLE reason of these decisions by public officials was aimed at one goal: slowing down the spread of the virus to avoid overburdening a healthcare system that doesn’t have the infrastructure, PPE's, ICU beds, vents to handle a sudden surge of thousands of cases at once. Without mass closings, the thinking was that this could happen in the U.S./VA just as it did in Italy.

It’s called “flattening the curve.” And that’s exactly what it is when you see it visually.

On a graph showing two curves, one is tall and narrow and the other is flat and long. It's the latter that we and our governments are trying to accomplish. Nowhere on these graphs do cases drop to zero. That is not the goal to stop transmission of the virus, nor is it a reasonable possibility. The virus is going to be with us for some time, there is no cure and no vaccine. We have succeeded in keeping hospitalizations

very manageable so that the sickest can get the treatments they need, by a staff of doctors, nurses who are not overrun and burned out. CONCLUSION: It is WAY PAST TIME to re-open Loudoun County with a thoughtful step-by-step process and precautions to keep the curve flat.

gtrunner

I’m with you. Avoid over burdening the hospitals. We’ve done that, educated the dumb masses, and now we should open while wearing our masks and washing our hands.

amerigirl

How do you get people like workhard to wear a mask? I think if it had been mandatory we would have been open already.

amerigirl

you can go on the Virginia dept. of Health and get the daily count. click on locality. After it takes you to the next page you can pull up Loudoun in the middle bar. You can specify cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. You can look at the days and see the curves. The hospital count started up on 5/10, cases started on 5/9. deaths started to go up on 5/12. It really puts it in perspective.

gtrunner

Again, death although undesired, is not the governor or BoS concern. We want to avoid hospitalization, maintain PPE inventory, and increase testing. Death is effectively OK; crushing the hospitals is not.

scottva

Look up the Hong Kong flu, life didn't stop and there was no "flattening the curve". Enough fear-mongering, go out, don't go out but spare me the whole flattening the curve garbage.

Matthew

Googled it again?

KK153

number of cases in Loudoun...1,486

number of hospitalizations in Loudoun...139

number of federal, state and local parasites still drawing a check and having am extended vacation since mid March..... way too many to count.

government...inventing self relevance since 1913

CindyLou

KKK153 752 new cases in one day in Virginia....Parasites? The churches do need to open back up. You need Jesus bad.

So much winning...

Matthew

Glad you are “winning” ... hmmm

amerigirl

Don't you think kindly of your fellow citizens? Do you think they want to be there and it's only you that doesn't? Number of cases in Loudoun NOW: 1527, 48 more less than 24 hours. Looks like we may be starting down. You can't wait? did you read the directive (EO 62) on why we are opening slower? The Northern Virginia Region has about a 25% positivity rate,

while the rest of the Commonwealth is closer to 10%. Further, in the last 24 hours, the Northern

Virginia Region reported over 700 cases, while the rest of the Commonwealth reported

approximately 270. On any given day, 70% of the Commonwealth’s positive cases are attributable to the Northern Virginia Region. This is not how people want to spend their vacation time and plenty of them had to use it.

CindyLou

and this is to the Loudoun Times Mirror. Can you please remove posts that refer to our Governor as "Blackface"? They are racial and promotes hate. I can't stand out "Whiteface" President and you don't see me using a racial term. You need to follow your own rules of "Be Nice, No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person" Because I am about reading to not abide by the rules either.

KK153

so referring to the person in blackface as "blackface" is racist... but wearing blackface is not...

got it.

nothing says free speech like "please remove comments I don't like"

ace10

If someone admits to being a rapist, it is sexual assault if I refer to that person as a rapist?

amerigirl

and look there is another comment cop below me, let's party!

countyresident

CindyLou is another comment cop. "I don't like it so you shouldn't say it!" wah

amerigirl

and look at you being the comment cop. A comment cop that's a bully too, aren't you special?

scottva

Exactly!

Mike Kay

Gotta love people who support a "President" who panders to racists TODAY, feigning indignity at a 30+ year old "blackface" routine. You guys are killing me (with laughter)!

adopted_va_son

Did you forget the KKK outfit next to the blackface in the Governor's yearbook picture? And did you forget that his nickname was Coonman? All facts.

scottva

Oh how we forget Obama, Hillary, Biden, and good ole' Senator Byrd

amerigirl

adopted, did you forget that the pic you refer to has been investigated more than once and they can't prove or disprove anything? Northam doesn't know why those 2 people called him that because it wasn't his nickname. Nobody else called him that except the haters.

Matthew

Coughing ...

Matthew

Another, just saying ppl ...

countyresident

AG who asked you?? Your comment “aren’t you special” is rude AND off topic. You bet I’m a comment cop on people like you that want to censor the rest of us. Your hypocrisy is insane. I’m know you’ll have another comment back with some more nonsense. Go ahead now

amerigirl

County, it’s a public forum, deal with it. Well you must think you are special to be able to make comments about the people here instead of the article, right? So who were you referring to as the another in the ‘”another comment cop”?

I would have to say it is the people calling other people names like ‘comment cop’ that want to censor the rest of us. So you have that a tad bit backwards. Oh nonsense, I don’t need your permission for a comment.

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countyresident

I knew it! Back again with the hypocrisy on the public forum. Thanks for proving my point. Please go back to the random cutting and pasting whatever it is that you cut and paste and post. It’s entertaining in a weird way

amerigirl

County, you knew it? I guess you just know everything. Do you know what a public forum is? You didn't answer, who was the other person you were talking about?

amerigirl

KK(K) Nobody said that wearing black face in today's society was ok. But saying things to degrade aomeone on a point that has never been proven is. The way you use it is racist and you men it to be an insult.

amerigirl

KK, freedom of speech lets you make racist remarks. It also lets me say something about those racist remarks.

More Cowbell

Heard many northern VAs traveled south(or out of state) to spend their money. Still receiving Unemployment forms for employees that were filled out March 25, took almost 2 months to verify a few employees. Look for BOS to vote themselves another raise.

loudouncommonsense

Remember the story of when you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail?

Right now the only tool to prevent the spread of covid is social distancing: 6' between people, only a few people per space, no density, no happy bar times and no sitting in close proximity at sports events, theaters etc etc.

Let me know when you've got an effective vaccine that's easily available to EVERYONE, rich and poor. Otherwise YOU GOT NOTHING to offer about liberty, dislike of government, and going without a mask.

springerdad

LC - If you wait until the is an effective vaccine before opening things up you will be in for quite a shock when you eventually leave your home.

Once your start seeing you see large scale layoffs of people in the airline, medical and automobile industries along with all the layoffs state and local level people the cascading effect will dwarf anything we have seen in our lifetime.

People will quickly start defaulting on their mortgages and car loans. Once housing values start to decrease taxes will have to be raised which many people will not be able to afford.

amerigirl

A vaccine will help but containing it so there are less cases seems more productive. With containment Michigan is coming back, the auto plants are opening with precautions. The others that can work from home are still doing that. Airlines are already starting to get more business but people are wary of them because they are not providing enough precautions. That is too much of a doomsday forcast when there are other ways to get the economy rolling if people would just take precautions.

pual mase

Not much sense, common or otherwise, in those comments.

ace10

Are you suggesting that we sit around waiting until that day when the (not-yet-developed) covid19 vaccine is administered to the very last person in line? Is that right? I think you should take a moment and really think this through.... because what you're implying is 100.00% crazy..

Nice straw man you've got there. I believe the idea was keep your distance and wear a mask. No one but you said sit around waiting on a vaccine.

ace10

The comment reads as follows "Let me know when you've got an effective vaccine that's easily available to EVERYONE, rich and poor." Your reading comprehension and ability to reason appear to be lacking. The meaning of the person's comment is crystal clear. Please try to follow along.

Waterfordresident

Loudouncommensense - Then stay home and be a sheep. I’m out innit every day and not wearing a mask. Why? Because when .0001% of Loudoun have died and when 96% If the deaths are over 70 in nursing homes...there are no concerns. So you can be the sheep and stay home. We are out and enjoying our lives. Smh

Mike Kay

Why not wear a mask rather that risk passing the infection? It's people like you who make reasonable people ignore you.

Charles Houston

Considering that there's no vaccine for the common cold (also a coronavirus) you're going to be waiting for a long time. Have fun.

Mike Kay

Is there supposed to be an equivalence there? Common cold compared to a virus that's killed 90,000 American's in 4 months? Seriously?

scottva

The new social distancing standard is now 12 feet. The belief is if you double the social distancing space it will help to prevent twice as many infections. The CDDC also just came out and said if you wear two masks (one correctly and one inside out) in addition to the 12 feet social distancing, it will help to prevent spreading by a factor of 4.764

DrDoctor

FAIL. What a pathetic governor we have in Virginia. This decision is NOT based on science.

Loudoun County had 442 flu deaths last year. How many stores or schools did Ralph close? NONE!

All businesses and churches should have reopened weeks ago.....

Loudoun Supes, resign now except for the brave three (Buffington, Kirchner & Umstattd

CindyLou

You again....ugh...…"Right now, if you analyze the number of new cases in Virginia, our county and the region, we are not flattening the curve. Our county added 35 cases yesterday and a whopping 73 cases the day before."

Can you please Ketchup DrDoctor. "Dr. Dr. give me some news, I gotta bad case of not loving you"

Mike Kay

Happy to know that you're not an actual doctor!

Matthew

Don’t feed the trolls

scottva

I don't know, I bet he gives the current "experts" a run for their money. Fauci for Dog Catcher!

amerigirl

That count includes pneumonia deaths.

Tony Fasolo

Why would anyone think that Dems want to keep businesses closed? Also does anyone realize that the reason we have fewer cases here is because we are following the advice of health officials, practicing social distancing, wearing face masks?

pual mase

Are you so sure about that Tony? Two-thirds of New York case are people practicing locked down at home. Even those that want to see businesses open agree with following social distancing practices.

Mike Kay

Paul, do you suppose those NY people aren't eating? If they are, they're getting personal contact from the outside somehow, right?

CindyLou

Tony Fasolo….its refreshing to see people like you posting reality and making a educated comment. Not a democrat in the world wants a business to shut down, or someone to be hurt or suffer. You are spot on, the fewer cases are due to people keeping up with that THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH OFFICALS SAY, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING A FACE MASK IN PUBLIC.

Charles Houston

Viruses start with an outbreak and most of them shortly weaken or simply "go away" for awhile. A few examples of this - the six strains of Ebola, Hanta Fever, Marburg Disease and influenza. While the mitigation strategy may have helped, it was not the sole reason that things are better now.

scottva

Yup! Let us not forget about the Hong Kong flu in 1968

LoudounMarine

Correct! ... In science its called Muller's Ratchet ... Please See SARS, ZIKA, Hong Kong Flu, Spanish Flu, etc ... organisms which reproduce asexually are deleterious in nature ... Covid -19 will disappear as we know it by August ... but we will continue to find people with antibodies for years to come ...

amerigirl

Marine, I thought the ‘could care less about someone else’s health’ president said April? Cvid-19 has already shown that it not very effected by the weather like many other viruses. It also does not mutate at a very rapid rate. If you want to apply Muller's Ratchet’s where are the accumulation of mutations? What if the strain from Europe and the one from Asia form a strong synergistic epistasis? You really can’t make that prediction until we see. It may disappear, it may become stronger or it could have a longer run.

amerigirl

Sott, this isn't the Hong Kong flu, get over it.

scottva

Well, Dems love it when people have to rely on the government. Following the advice of health officials you say? You do realize it's these same health officials that all said wearing a mask would do more harm than good. This includes the little muppet Fauci, CDC, WHO, Surgeon General. So why aren't you following what the health officials originally said, do not wear a mask? How can you or CindyWHO fault anyone who is not wearing a mask, after all, we're just following the health experts advice. Good grief.

Mike Kay

"Dems love it when people have to rely on the gov't". Idiotic "libertarian" concept. What we rely on is the gov't keeping people like you at bay and not screwing up out lives with irresponsible behavior.

amerigirl

No they said that wearing a mask would do more harm than good if worn improperly. Half truths are lies. Try looking it up again and don't just use the part of the sentence that fits your agenda. That is how you fault people that don't wear a mask.

amerigirl

Like you know what Dems love. You prejudgment of they is an instant qualifier. They did not say that, they made points about people thinking they were protecting themselves and having false confidence, or not wearing them properly. If it helps to stop the spread what is the big deal? Is it because your liar in chief won't wear one? You think it makes you look weak? Man up.

scottva

Well, AOC for starters. She killed the Amazon deal and now openly proposes people NOT go back to work even when they can. It's called socialism

amerigirl

Marine, If we have less cases due to not using mass transit then how do you account for the high numbers in Prince William that has about the same type of transportation as Loudoun? Prince William is about the same set up as far as social distancing goes.

LoudounMarine

We have fewer cases in LoCo because we don't utilize public transportation as much as Fairfax, DC and MD. The amount of viral load intake is a major factor in hospitalizations and serious cases of Covid-19 ... out here in Western Loudoun the virus is still spreading albeit at a much smaller viral load because of the sheer space and personal vehicle use ... basically social distancing naturally. Notice how there is no longer any discussion about how long the virus survives on surfaces like door knobs ...

LIfetimeLoudouner

Almost every death was in seniors over 70 and the county is still locked down. I thought the reason for the lockdown was to flatten the curve so our hospital system did not fail. But that clearly is not the case. Maybe the County should just quarantine people 70 and over - the population that is effected.

But NO let's kill so many small businesses, which will unemploy countless citizens. How many suicides and women & children have been beaten/abused because of the lockdown? Continuing the lockdown will only make the beatings worse. All those suicides and beatings are on the heads of the Board of Supervisors especially Phylis Randall. Shame on you.

amerigirl

I thought all those makeshift hospitals, 2 ships, and canceling elective surgeries was to keep the healthcare system form being overloaded. Isn't quarantining a sector of the populations so the master race can continue to enjoy their lives putting a prejudice on certain people? What is wrong with containing and elimination of the virus? If all the people had been wearing masks when they went into stores and stopped with the picnics during the shut down that may have been accomplished by now. There are not near as many abuse cases and suicides as there are illnesses and deaths. Randall saw that the virus was on the rise and was prudent in asking for an extension. If you loo at the Loudoun chart, cases started to 5/1 and again 5/9 and as of today have not decreased. Hospitalizations peaked 5/13. Deaths started climbing 5/8 and are down. She went by the data not the loud angry people screaming.

J2

A majority of the Board of Supervisors failed to recognize the economic and mental health issues associated with the prolonged lock down while also failing to recognize that Loudoun is significantly better off in terms of the numbers relative to not only the rest of Northern Virginia, but also the rest of the state that has begun to reopen. Had that not been the case, an exception request by those who do understand the ramifications would not have been needed. Choosing individual towns and Districts could certainly get messy but it doesn't forgive the initial blunders.

If you fear for your health, stay home. It's common sense as well as your life, your liberty, your freedom, your choice.

I'm an adult, and a physician, and Phylis Randall is not my Nanny...

Pre-yuppieLoudouner

Good ol' Governor Blackface.

CindyLou

Pre-YuppieLoudouner you a racist, mean, nasty, ugly, right wing radical terrorist. The only Black anyone can see on this post if your black (like the color) ugly heart. I bet you have a confederate flag in your front yard.

scottva

Your comments need to be flagged simply because they are just incoherent babble. So what if he had a Confederate flag in the front yard. It actually has meaning beyond what people like you seem to think.

LoudounMarine

CindyLou ... you're projecting again!

amerigirl

Marine, she is entitled to her opinion , this is a comment section. If anything say why you think that not just pick on her.

countyresident

AG the comment cop to the rescue of cindywho! Lol

amerigirl

Poor county, you don't understand do you? Cindy doesn't need rescuing she can hold her own just fine. But you said "another" so who is the other person you are talking about?

countyresident

AG - you said this "Marine, she is entitled to her opinion , this is a comment section. If anything say why you think that not just pick on her." and then you said this "Poor county, you don't understand do you?

I know - you want to tell someone (Marine) what to say and not to say, and you can't stand that I pointed out your hypocrisy because you said "Cindy doesn't need rescuing she can hold her own just fine".

Your hypocrisy is stunning and wearing down any cogent POV you think you have

amerigirl

County, did I call him a name? or did I say he didn’t understand? He called me a name and then made a comment which I responded to. I NEVER said that he couldn’t say his opinion on anything in the article, I said that he shouldn’t call people names or bully people that comment here and don’t agree with him. Your comment makes no sense if you look at what I said instead of trying to turn it into something it is not.

Mike Kay

Pre-yuppie Loudouner: Translation: I inherited my farm which is now worth $5M and whine about my property taxes every other minute. :)

scottva

So what even if true? Do you live with CindyWHO? Your comments are on the same level, not a good path to follow but may be too late

amerigirl

Another racist? wonderful.

LoCo Bob

Looks like a Road Trip to Winchester.

LeesburgFan

Northam translation: "We want to be as straightforward and punitive as we can....."

ace10

The (D)'s have you exactly where they want you to be. Locked up. Fearful. And TOTALLY dependent on the government.

Mike Kay

LOL! Yeah, the D's goal is to reduce tax revenue! (sarcasm). Dependent? Maybe you, but not the rest of us. Just more alt right extremism and paranoia.

springerdad

If it was not for the Government supporting so many jobs in Loudoun more people would actually be feeling the pain so many others are feeling.

scottva

Boy, you're on a roll. Right extremism and paranoia? Is it right extremism to think how dumb it is to threaten to yank people out of the ocean if they are swimming? What about being on dry sand is a greater threat than wet sand? Both positions my Liberal mayors on opposite sides of the country. And you suggest right extremism, please Mary Kay, please.

Loudoun Observer

Their last hope is to destroy as much and as many as possible, then try and hang the carnage on Trump while offering another 3T in stimulus riddled with unrelated handouts and new rules - and then blame the Senate for everyone's trouble. Who's buying that this year?

Trump needs no help taking the blame for the failed US response. He owns this and no amount of angry tweeting while Americans die changes that.

Mike Kay

Loudoun Observer: More insane conspiracy theories from the Trump RINOs who think he was sent by God. LOL

amerigirl

HaHaHa, you know anything about Dem's! Check out the polls, so do republicans, the only group that doesn't are 54% of the conservatives.Screaming and yelling about what you want and not doing anything to help stop the virus works so well. Do you even put on a mask when you go out to protect your neighbors?

Alex Jones

The Tree of liberty needs watered. This has turned political. An abortionist Governor really cares about human life? You all need a reality check.

amerigirl

What does abortion have to do with article? Look up the law, it is the same as the republican law minus needing a sonogram and the building restrictions.

Matthew

Can you see a trend?

Mike Kay

AlexJones: As opposed to "right to lifers" (of fetuses only) ready to push grandma off a cliff? LOL

Pac1010

Wow we are up to .003% of the counties population having COVID -19. Good thing they are locking down the other 99.997% of us for good measure. Please remember our wonderful governor and board members who did this to us come election time and run them out of office.

Oldbroad

And if you were sick you'd blame them for opening! They are all making difficult decisions based on info they have and guidance they are relying on. Neither Dems nor Republicans want to die, you bozo!

LoudounMarine

I'm sorry, but are you actually making the case that they are making difficult decisions about my liberty ... where's Patrick Henry when we need him. I can totally hear you saying "King George is doing the best he can ... just settle down!" George Orwell would be proud of you too!

Waterfordresident

Oldbroad - Then you stay home if you’re worried about it while we will go out and live our lives the way we want. Since you will be home, you have nothing to worry about. Tell us...what did you do when the Hong Kong Flu arrived in the late 60’s. Over 1 million deaths worldwide and over 100,000 death in the States. Guess what happened in the middle of it? They put on Woodstock. Stop being a sheep.

Mike Kay

LoudounMarine: Sorry about your TBI. Your liberty doesn't include infecting people with a virus. Alt rightees have some strange ideas about "liberty".

LoudounMarine

Mike Kay ... first I don't know what you mean by TBI so please don't be sorry... but I feel it's time to educate you on my liberty. My liberty is a God given inalienable right ... it matters not whether you think I could possibly be infecting someone with the virus. The probability of that happening is exponentially less than the probability of you killing someone with your vehicle ... so I'll make you a deal ... if you promise to never operate a motor vehicle (ever again, just to proximate the statistical probability of your asinine argument) then I will quarantine for the remainder of the pandemic. Otherwise, please let the intelligent people comment on this page. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

More Cowbell

Not a difficult decision since it's always been about ruin the economy, hurt small business. Everyone dies Oldbroad. If other businesses open, you and others have the CHOICE of going or staying home. I'm sure you've been out and about to grocery store. The Gov/leaders should have shut everything down for 2 weeks vs allowing 90% of businesses to stay open. That was their failure. I'd rather be shutdown for 2 weeks vs 8 weeks of same ole same and expecting the virus to vanish. Gov and BOS lack common sense/logic.

amerigirl

Cow, everyone dies? Why would you push the envelope or think it’s okay to tell people they can die before their time? What choice, people can stay in as much as possible but they still have needs that have to be met. Like you said, groceries, but also doctor appointments. If you have a problem in your home like a pipe burst you need someone to repair it. It’s not like you can just shut yourself off and not have contact with others. Many of the people posting here seem to think that. Another person I know of, never met, has died from the virus because she needed to have chemo and her husband was an essential worker. She was making great progress and was believed to be able to make a full recovery.

amerigirl

Marine, a God given inalienable right??? Which is it God given or inalienable? Either way your rights can not do harm to another or you can lose your rights. You right to liberty can not supersede another’s right to life. It does matter if the other person thinks that you are trying to infect them. People have been arrested for terrorism during the pandemic for just that. Unfortunately for you Marine, your rights can not inflict harm or undue damage on another because they have rights too.

amerigirl

Looks like the lockdown is working then.

scottva

Praise the lockdown! Thank God for our wise politicians and quick thinking. One born every minute.

Matthew

Getting desperate ...

More Cowbell

@mike Kay, Independent feels the same way as LoudounMarine. I don't have virus so I'm not infecting anyone. this is all about hurting economy/small businesses. Good thing about businesses being open, you have an option to go or stay home. Just like now. I'd wager 1 million you've been outside your house at least 100 times since March 25. When you went to get groceries, home depot, or to pick up food, you had just as much chance getting infected. You and others lack common sense/logic. Obvious you're not a leader, only a follower.

amerigirl

matt, getting ready, desperate comment from you. Guess all your moaning and groaning didn't get Loudoun open any earlier.

amerigirl

Cow, I’ll take you up on that wager unless you are counting being in our yards. I haven’t been out more than 8 times since the beginning of March and the people I talk to almost everyday have about the same experiences. How did I have just as much chance getting infected when I wear a N95 mask? You make no sense.

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