Superintendent and COVID Updates

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November 20, 2020

Dear NCPS:

I want to begin by calling your attention to the Governor's Executive Order #63. On November 13, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam announced a new statewide measure to contain COVID-19. The Governor stated, "As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, educators, and school staff, additional requirements to wear face coverings are necessary." The following measures took effect at midnight on Sunday, November 15, 2020:

  • Reduction in public and private gatherings: All public and private in-person gatherings must be limited to 25 individuals; this is a decrease from the current cap of 250 people. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.

  • Expansion of mask mandate: All Virginians aged five and over are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces. This expands the current mask mandate, which has been in place in Virginia since May 29, 2020.

How does Executive Order #63 impact Northumberland Schools?

  • All students and employees are required to wear face coverings at all times. 

  • Face coverings are required even when a student / employee can physically distance from others.

Calendar reminders:

  • November 25-27: Thanksgiving Holiday for students and staff.

  • Monday, November 30, will be the start of our next in-person learning group. Registration for enrollment closed on Wednesday, November 18, at 3 PM.

  • Monday, November 23, from 5-7 PM Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) meeting.

  • Wednesday, December 2, meal delivery resumes for students who are registered to receive breakfast and lunch meals.

As you are aware, Northumberland County Public Schools will follow a 100% virtual schedule through Tuesday, November 24.  NCPS will resume on a hybrid schedule of in-person learning on Monday, November 30, with the Gold Group attending Monday -Tuesday (11/30 & 12/1), and the Green Group attending Thursday - Friday (12/3 & 12/4). All families will continue to have the option for 100% virtual learning for their child/children. 

NES In-person

NMS In-person

NHS In-person

Division In-person

318 students of 556 which is 57% of the enrollment (PreK-5th).

122 students of 274 which is 45% of the enrollment (6th-8th).

175 students of 402 which is 44% of the enrollment (9th-12th).

615 students of 1,232 which is 50% of the enrollment (PreK-12).

We continue to emphasize the health and safety of all students and employees by cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting on a daily basis. Health, Safety, and Mitigation protocols will continue to be in place, including, but not limited to

  • temperature checks

  • required face masks 

  • physical distancing of six feet when possible

  • frequent hand sanitizing and hand washing

  • frequent cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting


Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything: (804) 466-2277 / (804) 994-1349.



Holly Wargo, Superintendent

Northumberland County Public Schools



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