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Covid-19 Information


VDH will adopt CDC guidance with an effective date of Monday, December 7, 2020. Wording will be as follows:

  • People who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should monitor for symptoms and follow all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions (e.g., wear a mask, avoid crowds, follow social distancing, and wash hands frequently) for 14 days after the last exposure.


  • VDH and CDC still recommend that close contacts quarantine (stay home) for 14 days after their last exposure. This is the safest option. If people choose to end quarantine early, there are 2 options:

    • Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have developed; OR
    • Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a viral test (e.g., PCR-3-day or antigen test- rapid) performed on or after Day 5 is negative and if no symptoms have developed. 

The Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE's) social emotional learning (SEL) efforts are driven by our commitment to ensure that every student in Virginia attends a school that maximizes their potential and prepares them for the future.  To support school divisions in their implementation of SEL, the VDOE has developed a dedicated SEL webpage that includes information, tools, and resources!


VPM:  Your Home Learning Partners

Virginia's home for public media, VPM, is committed to providing non-commercial, family-friendly program options so that all learners and caregivers have access to trusted educational programs and activities during their at-home school day.

TV Learning Channels

VPM Plus provides educational programming for learners of all ages broadcasting 6 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, including teacher-led instructional programs from Virginia educators and organizations.

PBS KIDS Resources

PBS KIDS gives PreK and elementary school children access to programs developed by teachers with curriculum objectives that teach literacy, science, math, history, social and emotional skills and more.

PBS Learning Media

Educators and parents can find free online videos, lesson plans, and other teaching resources for grades PreK-12 through PBS LearningMedia with content searchable by Virginia SOL grade and subject.

For programming schedules, channel information, and all educational resources, visit VPM's Home Learning page.