CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield County students will return to virtual learning today after an increase in COVID-19 cases before Thanksgiving prompted a sudden change.
The return will last at least through the end of the first semester which ends January 29.
Only Cohort 1 – or Level 2 special education students – will be allowed to return to the classroom for in-person learning.
Last week, the Virginia Department of Health released Chesterfield County had exceeded the seven-day rolling average of 25 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people.
The district said if the seven-day rolling average had reached 25, it would trigger a switch to return to virtual learning. On November 25, the seven-day rolling average hit 26.5.
The district has released some updates for students and families:
- Elementary school students can click here for more about their adjusted Monday-Friday virtual schedule
- Middle and high schools students can click here for more about their Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday virtual schedule
- Free meals will continue to be available for Chesterfield County youth ages 18 and younger
- Technology support will be set up at designated schools