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The Virginia Department of Education regularly updates information related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its guidance for public schools within the Commonwealth. This afternoon we updated our Frequently Asked Questions page with the following update to question #120.

  1. What if individuals cannot complete the hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR training required for an initial teaching license or license renewal pursuant to § 22.1-298.1.D in the Code of Virginia?

The Superintendent of Public Instruction is granting an extension to the existing waiver that any individual seeking an initial license or renewal of licensure and who has completed all other components of training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillator shall be relieved of the requirement to have hands-on practice of the skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the purpose of their licensure application until January 1, 2022.