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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. (Photo by CDC)

The Coronavirus Outbreak: What Northern Virginians Need to Know

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally. As official reports confirm cases in Northern Virginia and the DMV region, we have created this page to keep residents up to date on the latest news from official, trusted sources and will update it as more information is released from the CDC, the World Health Organization, the region’s public schools and other resources. See the below links to keep up to date.

Commonwealth of Virginia

On March 23, Gov. Northam closes public schools for the rest of the year; orders some businesses to close

Gov. Northam orders state’s schools to close for a minimum of two weeks from March 16 to March 27


Alexandria Health Department’s response to coronavirus

Alexandria City Public Schools coronavirus information

Alexandria City Public Schools close schools from March 16 through April 13

Arlington County

What you need to know from Arlington County Public Health Division

Arlington Public Schools official statement

Arlington Public Schools cancel all non-essential APS-sponsored events and overnight field trips

Arlington County Public Schools close from March 16 and through spring break; students scheduled to return on April 14

Fairfax County

Fairfax County Health Department: Coronavirus situation updates

Fairfax County Public Schools health alert

Fairfax County Public Schools closing March 16 in response to coronavirus

Fairfax County Public Schools close March 13

Fauquier County

Fauquier County Public Schools updates on coronavirus

Fauquier County Public Schools close Monday, March 16


City of Fredericksburg Public Safety coronavirus updates

Fredericksburg City Schools statement

Fredericksburg City Schools postpone events

Fredericksburg City Schools close from March 13 to March 22

Loudoun County

Loudoun County Health and Human Services response to outbreak

Loudoun County Public Schools prepare for coronavirus

Loudoun County Public Schools close from March 12 to March 20

Prince William County

Prince William Health District information

Prince William County Public Schools update on coronavirus

Prince William County Public Schools cancels school March 16 and March 17;. Students to return to school on March 18.

Washington, DC

DC Public Health information and resources

DC Mayor Bowser declares public health emergency

DC Public Schools close schools from March 16 to March 31; spring break for April canceled; Students to participate in distance learning from March 24 to 31

DC Public Schools announce schools will remain closed through April 24



Virginia Department of Health

Gov. Northam’s plan for outbreak

World Health Organization

WHO’s up-to-date map of outbreak’s spread

How to prepare for a pandemic (Healthline)

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