13 March 2020 – All K-12 schools close for a minimum of two weeks, offender visitation canceled until further notice

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice, Education, Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: VA
Lead People/Agency: Governor Ralph Northam

Overview: Governor Northam Orders All Virginia K-12 Schools Closed for Minimum of Two Weeks. The Department of Corrections has canceled all offender visitation until further notice.
Full details here: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-854442-en.html

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Evidence/Justification: Over increased concerns that public schools may be helping spread COVID-19, the governor ordered all schools closed for two weeks. Additionally, increased screening for COVID-19 at Virginia Department of Corrections facilities