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School districts’ schedules change in the Washington region as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

Visitors walk on the Mall in Washington on a warm afternoon. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)
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The following is a list of school closures in the Washington region and changes to local government operations during the coronavirus pandemic:

Known coronavirus cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

● Alexandria City Public Schools will close from March 16 through April 13.

● Anne Arundel County Public Schools will close through March 27; government offices and libraries will remain open. Senior centers are closed. Children can pick up meals at many locations.

● Arlington County Public Schools will close from March 16 to April 14. The county has issued guidelines on how it will decide if events are essential and cannot be postponed or modified. Children can pick up breakfasts and lunches at Kenmore Middle School and Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School.

● D.C. Public Schools will close until April 1. Students will take their spring break from March 17 to March 23. Distance learning will run from March 24 to March 31. Students will be provided meals on weekdays at a number of locations.

● Fairfax County Public Schools will be closed through April 10. Lunch will be available to students at several locations in the county.

● Falls Church City Public Schools will be closed through April 14. Government offices remain open. Students in the backpack program can continue to get meals at their regular location; families who receive free and reduced-price meals should go to the school oldest child attends for meals.

● Fauquier County Public Schools will be closed from March 16 through March 27.

● Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools will close from March 16 through March 27. Senior centers are closed; government offices remain open. Free breakfast and lunch are available at several locations in the county.

● Howard County Public Schools will close until March 27. HCPS will provide free meals at several locations, starting March 17.

● Loudoun County Public Schools are closed through March 27; many public meetings are canceled.

● Manassas Park City Public Schools will be closed from March 16 through March 27; the community center is closed, and city events are canceled until further notice.

● Montgomery County Public Schools will close until March 27. Free lunch is being provided at locations across the county.

● Prince George’s County Public Schools will close until March 27; the county is encouraging social distancing. Students will be provided lunches at a number of locations.

● Prince William County Public Schools will be closed through April 14. Free breakfast and lunch is being provided at various locations.

● Spotsylvania County Public Schools will be closed from March 16 through March 27.

● Stafford County Public Schools will be closed from March 16 through March 27. The school system is aiming to begin delivering free meals on March 23.

Public universities

● The University of the District of Columbia has extended spring break to March 17, then students will shift to online classes through April 6.

● George Mason University will extend spring break through March 20, then move to virtual instruction through April 3. Campus events are canceled through April 10.

● The University of Maryland is adding a week of spring break and will move classes online starting March 30 until at least April 10.

● The University of Virginia will cancel classes until March 18, then move classes online on March 19. The school will reassess the situation on April 5.

● Virginia Tech will extend spring break to March 22, and classes will resume online on March 23.

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