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Charlotte County Schools prepare for COVID-19

Superintendent of Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS) Robbie Mason announced this afternoon that teachers and administrators are working to create packets of review work for each class which will allow students to have assignments to complete should schools need to be closed due to the potential impact the COVIF-19 virus may have on the school system.

According to Mason, packets will go home with students on Monday, March 16

In addition, schools are being cleaned with anti-viral products daily.

“All of our classrooms, cafeterias, and school buses are equipped with hand sanitizer for use by students and staff. We are encouraging our students to wash their hands frequently and practice good hygiene when coughing and sneezing, Mason said. “Charlotte County is still in a low-risk area for this virus, but this is a fluid situation that is changing daily. If we happen to close for more than 10 consecutive days, we will seek guidance from the Virginia Department of Education as to our next steps.”

CCPS is cancelling all field trips for the remainder of March and plans to re-evaluate field trips scheduled for April and May at the end of this month.

As of Thursday March 12, athletic and after school competitions will continue as scheduled, and these events will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. According to Mason, Governor’s School students at SVCC and Southern Virginia Higher Education Center students at South Boston will continue to attend classes at those sites, as usual.

CCPS Longwood student teacher and practicum program has been postponed until further notice.

“We will work with Longwood University on evaluating when it is appropriate for these students to resume working with our children,” Mason said. “All the measures which I have mentioned are precautionary. Even though we are considered low risk at the moment, it is important that we do not take unnecessary risks. I encourage you to seek information from reliable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health. I will continue to work hard to ensure that parents have the most current and accurate information regarding COVID-19 and the potential impact on our schools.”