Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced all Virginia schools will be closed from March 16th through Friday March 27th. From NBC29.com:
“I recognize this will pose a hardship on many families, but closing our schools for two weeks will not only give our staff time to clean and disinfect school facilities, it will help slow the spread of this virus,” the governor said in a press release issued on Friday, March 13.
“We recognize this decision places burdens on many of our parents and families, especially for those who rely on school nutrition programs for access to healthy food for their children,” Secretary of Education Atif Qarni said in Friday’s press release. “Virginia will continue to explore and implement innovative approaches to provide meals to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch during this closure.”
On Thursday, March 12th, the Governor declared a state of emergency for the entire commonwealth.
More here including the Governor’s full press release.