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List of NY, NJ schools closed Wednesday amid coronavirus spread

Posted: 3:41 PM, Mar 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-11 06:51:46-04
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Schools in New York and New Jersey have closures planned Wednesday and beyond as officials deal with the spread of coronavirus.

Some schools are closing because of possible COVID-19 exposure. Others are closing to develop plans to handle future novel coronavirus-related closures; schools would physically be closed, but students would have lessons in some form.

A full list of closures is below. It will be updated as new information comes in from schools.

New Jersey:

  • Frisch school in Paramus will be closed until Wednesday. Some students were exposed to an individual in Westchester with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Jersey City Public Schools: Early dismissal on Wed., March 11 only, to initiate plans and coordinate with staff for satellite learning options.
  • Roselle Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday.
  • Paramus Public Schools will be closed Wednesday
  • Monmouth University canceling all classes (face-to-face, hybrid and online) for remainder of week, starting March 9.
  • Princeton University is moving all lectures, seminars, and precepts to virtual instruction beginning March 23. Students are encouraged to stay home after spring break.
  • Warren Hills Regional School District will close Wednesday to develop a coronavirus-preparedness plan.
  • Wayne Township: Public schools will be closed Friday, March 13 for staff to have dedicated collaborative time to plan for possibility of school closure related to COVID-19.
  • Cranford: Schools will be closed on March 16 so teachers can develop education plans.
  • Trenton will close public schools on Thursday and Friday.
  • Rutgers will cancel class from Thursday through the end of spring break on Sunday, March 22. Class will be remote from March 23 through at least April 3.
  • South Brunswick School District: Schools closed Wednesday, March 11, over concerns about coronavirus, but no confirmed cases of any South Brunswick resident.
  • Wayne Township Public School will close Friday for comprehensive cleaning.
  • Bergen County Special Services Schools and Technical Schools will close Wednesday until further notice.
  • Bergen Community College is closed for spring break and will remain closed through March 20.
  • Montclair State University is extending spring break through March 22. Classes will resume online on March 23 and remote learning will continue for the rest of the semeste

New York:

  • New Rochelle High School will be closed Wednesday through March 25.
  • Albert Leonard Middle School will be closed Wednesday through March 25.
  • Ward Elementary schools will be closed Wednesday through March 25.
  • The Ursuline School is closed until March 25.
  • Thornton Donovan School will be closed for several weeks. Classes are expected to resume March 26.
  • The Tuckahoe Union Free School District will be closed from Wednesday through March 25.
  • Pace University will suspend in-person classes on all three campuses, moving sessions to remote learning through March 29.
  • Challenge Charter Schools in Far Rockaway is closing its K-8 school sites and offices for three days, Wed., March 11 through Friday, March 13, for "comprehensive sanitation."
  • Hempstead Elementary School, Pomona Middle School and Ramapo High School in the East Ramapo School District will be closed through 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 21.
  • Columbia will shift to remote classes through the end of the week. A member of the Columbia community was quarantined because of COVID-19 exposure.
  • Fordham University: Classes will be taught electronically on Wednesday, March 11. All residential students are encouraged to return home immediately.
  • Hofstra University: All in-person classes canceled, including law and medicine, from Monday, March 9 through Friday March 13. All non-residential students should remain at home. For residential students, all regular services will be made available.
  • Juilliard has suspended all in-person classes and activities and will transition to remote learning until March 29.
  • The Keio Academy of New York: School will close for the rest of the year. Classes will continue online.
  • The New School will be piloting an online learning course from March 23 - March 27.
  • New York University will move classes to remote learning beginning Wednesday, meeting remotely at their regularly scheduled times. Spring break will take place as planned. Following the break, classes will resume remotely on March 23 through March 27.
  • Scarsdale: All schools in the district will be closed through March 18. A faculty member at the middle school tested positive for COVID-19.
  • St. John's University: No classes of any kind Wed., March 11. All face-to-face classes at all locations suspended, but moving to online instruction effective Thursday, March 12, through Friday, March 27.
  • Yeshiva University: Undergraduate classes are canceled through the week on Washington Heights and Midtown campuses, resuming Monday, March. 16.
  • The Harvey School will be closed through the rest of the week. There are no suspected or confirmed cases. School officials are canceling classes out of caution.
  • Classes at Iona College are canceled through March 13.
  • Iona Prep will close Thursday for cleaning.
  • CUNY's John Jay College of Criminal Justice will be closed on March 11 because a student tested positive for coronavirus.