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WATCH: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announces date for schools to offer in-person learning

The governor spoke for an hour starting at 11 a.m.

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam gave an update on coronavirus in the commonwealth on Friday.

[Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The health department’s interactive map]

More than just coronavirus, while speaking with The Washington Post on Thursday, the governor said during Friday’s update he would announce, “that we want to extend our classroom to this summer to allow our children to catchup so everyone will be ready in the fall.”

However, Northam didn’t really discuss that, rather he called on all school divisions to make in-person learning options available by March 15, 2021.

As of Friday, Virginia is reporting 521,467 cases of the coronavirus across the commonwealth since March.

Friday’s news conference was his 15th briefing regarding COVID-19 since he ended his bi-weekly conferences back in June.

Before Friday, Northam gave his last update on Jan. 27.


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