COVID-19 & Virginia Public Schools
Need vaccine? Learn how to get your shot at Vaccinate.Virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN VA. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Language translation available, TTY users dial 7-1-1.
¿Necesitas vacunarte? Enterate como conseguir tu vacuna Vaccinate.Virginia.gov o llamando al 1-877-829-4682 de 8am a 8pm. Traduccion disponible en tu idioma. Usuarios de TTY pueden marcar al 7-1-1.
Latest News and Guidance for the 2021-2022 School Year
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has been working closely with the Governor’s Office, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and other state agencies to ensure our schools and communities have the most up-to-date information and resources. The health and safety of our children and staff are our top priorities. Here is the latest news regarding COVID-19 and Virginia schools for the 2021-2022 school year:
- On July 21, 2021, the VDH and the VDOE released new guidance for PreK-12 schools in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The Interim Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in Virginia PreK-12 Schools reinforces the importance of in-person learning and supports divisions in making locally-informed decisions on masking and other prevention measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
- See related News Release - Virginia Departments of Health and Education Release Updated Guidance for PreK-12 Schools
- The COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children as young as 12, and some schools are hosting school-based vaccination clinics. Visit https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/ for more information.
- Learn more from Dr. Lane about why SOLS are happening this year and they will look like.
- Visit our COVID-19 FAQ Page.
For questions related to health services in schools, contact Tracy White, VDOE School Health Specialist, by email at Tracy.White@doe.virginia.gov and for all other general inquiries, contact email@example.com.