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Loudoun County Interactive Map For Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Loudoun County Interactive Map For Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Loudoun County has launched an online “hub” of interactive maps and web-based applications that provide relevant content to residents during the COVID-19 pandemic when trips from home are limited to only those that are essential.

One map features restaurants and retail businesses with takeout, curbside or delivery options. “Our goal right now is to support businesses in any way possible, including highlighting those that are still open and using innovative marketing, products, specials and services,” said Economic Development Executive Director Buddy Rizer.  “We encourage all businesses to comply with the details of Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 53, but continue to find creative ways to conduct business. We also urge Loudoun residents to support local businesses as they weather an unprecedented business interruption.”

“This site also features maps that provide useful information for our older residents, those with health issues, or those experiencing food insecurity,” said Assistant County Administrator Valmarie Turner. “We are partnering with the non-profit community and Loudoun businesses to provide this information, and we encourage individuals in need of essential items to use these maps to find what they need.”

One interactive map, for example, helps residents find grocery stores and pharmacies with designated hours for vulnerable individuals. These shopping hours are designated for older adults, as well as individuals with underlying health issues or compromised immune systems, who are at greater risk of complications from COVID-19. The searchable map also links to the stores’ websites, which include contact information. You can search by a street address and view which stores have modified hours.

Another interactive map on the site helps residents find food assistance sites, including food banks, pantries and prepared meals. The searchable map also includes links to the organizations’ websites.  The hub also includes a link to the Loudoun County Public Schools meal distribution sites.

The maps and data will be updated by the Office of Mapping and Geographic Information as hours, services and conditions change.

See the maps at loudoun.gov/COVIDresourcesmap.

source https://www.loudoun.gov/Blog.aspx?IID=138

 

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