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Zeta prompts some Virginia schools to close

Posted at 7:12 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 08:29:58-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Some schools in the southern portion of Central Virginia planned to close or hold virtual learning only Thursday due to the impacts of Zeta.

Chesterfield County Schools will end classes (in-person and virtual) three-hours early. "Elementary school buses should arrive at bus stops this afternoon three hours earlier than scheduled. Please make sure your family has made proper arrangements to be at the bus stop to pick up our youngest learners."

Mecklenburg County Public Schools planned to hold virtual classes only. According to a post by the district on Facebook, buildings would be closed due to a high wind advisory. All students and staff were to work from home,

Amelia County Public Schools were to be closed for everyone Thursday -- with no virtual learning taking place.

Lunenburg County Public Schools were to be closed Thursday, with no internet cafe or student appointments.

Brunswick County Public Schools were also to be closed for students and staff Thursday.

Buckingham County Public Schools were set to operate on a virtual learning model for all students and employees. There was to be no in-person school or SOL testing for students.

Nottoway County Public School and office buildings were to be closed Thursday. Students and teachers were to work from home and hold class virtually. No meals were to be prepared or delivered.

King and Queen County Public Schools announced they would be operating on a two hour delay Thursday, and planned to reassess road conditions in the morning. Families were to be notified of any change by 8 a.m.