Updated: March 27, 2020

On March 23, Gov. Northam announced that all schools in Virginia would close for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Henrico County Public Schools fully supports all actions necessary to ensure the long-term health and safety of our community. 

We know the closure creates many challenges for our families. We are working to meet your needs however we can, and to expand the ways students can continue learning at home. See our Commonly Asked Questions page for the most current information.

School nutrition:

Many students depend on school meals as a crucial part of daily nutrition. HCPS has established 14 sites where students can pick up free “grab and go” breakfasts and lunches during the school division’s closure for coronavirus. Students can pick up a packaged lunch and breakfast each school day between 11 a.m. and noon, on a first-come, first-served basis

Learning at home:
Distance learning options will continue to be made available to students in digital and nondigital forms. See our virtual learning website for resources and information.

To support online learning, vans are being stationed at four HCPS high schools to act as mobile technology hubs for students and school division staff. The vans are open weekdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. at Deep Run, Douglas Freeman, Hermitage and Highland Springs high schools.

How can you help?
The Henrico Education Foundation is collecting donations to help HCPS assist vulnerable Henrico County families with their most pressing needs. To contribute, click the blue “Donate” button in the COVID-19 area.

Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and commitment to our community’s safety.



COVID-19 Information line for Henrico County operations and services: (804)501-5655 or text 376-9780. 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Friday

COVID-19 Information Line

For questions about Henrico County operations and services: (804)501-5655 or text 376-9780. 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Friday

Richmond City & Henrico County Coronavirus Hotline

Answering your public health questions every day from 8am – 8pm. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC has a comprehensive website updated throughout the day with the latest news:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. This site includes a tab for visitors to monitor travel updates.

Virginia Department of Health (VDH)

The Virginia Department of Health has a comprehensive website that provides guidance and an updated look at case numbers: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/.

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