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No, Virginia schools are NOT closing again, despite what you may have seen

Richmond TV station has apologized for publishing an old article on Tuesday

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Rumors have been rampant on social media Tuesday that Virginia’s public schools are closing again; however, schools are NOT closing.

We have received phone calls and messages about this rumor, so we wanted to set the record straight.

On Tuesday afternoon, a Virginia TV news station an old article on its website from the spring when Northam did close schools.

They later took it down and apologized for the mistake.

The quote used in the station’s article came from Northam’s statement on March 13, 2020.

In looking to counter this false information, Danville Public Schools took to its Facebook page to address it:

There is misinformation circulating throughout the community that Governor Northam has closed all schools for the next 2 weeks. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT ACCURATE. There is no change to the current schedule.

Posted by Danville Public Schools on Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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