On Monday, March 23rd, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam publicly announced that all schools in Virginia shall be closed for the remainder of the academic school year. While schools in California are supposed to be closed indefinitely their governor Gavin Newsom has said it’s likely they won’t open for the rest of the academic year. Florida last week canceled all remaining testing for all students for the school year, and Gov. Ron DeSantis said grades won’t be calculated. As of Sunday, schools were closed in 46 states, according to Education Week, affecting at least 54.5 million students in the US.