Governor's Order

Governor Northam Orders All Virginia Schools to Close for the Remainder of the Academic Year

On March 23, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam extended his order that all public and private K-12 schools in Virginia close in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 for the remainder of the school year. This builds on the Governor’s previous school closure order and previously issued guidance asking child care providers to prioritize services for children of essential personnel, while asking all families to keep their children home if they can. Please note that the March 30, Executive Order 55 does not impact school meal distribution and instructional plans in localities.