Good Evening New Horizons Parents and Students: 

All New Horizons programs will continue to require students, staff, and visitors to use face masks in all schools and offices upon returning to school on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. The NHREC leadership team plans to assess the safety and operational impact of Governor Youngkin’s Executive Order Number Two, which rescinds mask mandates in schools and the previous Interim Guidance COVID-19 Prevention in Virginia PreK-12 Schools effective Monday, January 24, 2022. New Horizons will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of students, families, and staff by adhering to its updated COVID-19 mitigation plan (see attachment), which is aligned with the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. Once more information regarding new procedures and guidance is developed, we will share this information promptly with all stakeholders. 

Thank you for your partnership and support in keeping all of our students and staff safe at all New Horizons campuses.  

**REMINDER: All Center for Autism and Newport Academy students and staff will remain on the virtual instruction schedule until Monday, January 24, 2022.**