Come Thursday, Chesterfield parents won’t have to mask their kids in school. Following a 2-3 vote, Chesterfield County Public Schools is among the latest districts falling in line with Governor Glenn Youngkin’s executive order.
School districts in Central Virginia are continuing their conversations on Gov. Glenn Youngkin's executive order on masks, which allows parents to decide whether or not their child will wear a mask in the classroom.
Virginia State University said it would no longer require employees to be fully vaccinated, report their vaccination status or get tested for COVID in compliance with Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive directive.
School districts across Virginia are adopting an inconsistent patchwork of responses to an executive order from Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that aims to allow parents to opt-out of classroom mask mandates.
In direct opposition to the governor’s statewide mandate, the school board voted to uphold its masking policy, which requires students, staff and teachers to wear a mask while in school, regardless of vaccination status.
Over the weekend, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed executive order two, which says parents of children in elementary and secondary school can elect for their child not to wear a mask, and they don’t have to provide a reason why.
In the wake of a recent surge of COVID-19 cases, Colonial Heights Public Schools is going virtual for the remainder of the week. Chesterfield County Public Schools is also requesting 7,000 take-home test kits for their students and staff.