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May 12, 2020
Dear SVHEC Community,
I know the question at the top of everyone's mind is "When will the SVHEC reopen." After participating in my second meeting of the COVID-19 Education Work Group, Monday's conference call with the Secretary of Education (5/11/2020), and today's meeting with the SVHEC'S Executive Leadership team (5/12/2020), I can share the following:
- Teleworking continues in Phase One of Virginia Forward Blueprint : The clear recommendation from the Secretary of Education is that agencies should continue teleworking during Phase One of the Virginia Forward Blueprint, Governor Northam's' reopening for the Commonwealth (
review the Blueprint here
Phase one begins Friday, May 15 and is predicted to last2-4 weeks or longer.
- No SVHEC re-opening until after Virginia Forward Blueprint Phase One:The SVHEC will not consider activating the Agency Recovery Plan until Phase Two of Virginia Forward Blueprint begins. Therefore, the earliest the recovery plan might be activated is June 12, and depending on metrics, this might be extended further.
We will continue to monitor the situation and plan accordingly.
Thank you for your continued patience, dedication, and preserverance.
Dr. Betty H. Adams
SVHEC Executive Director
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