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List of schools closing in NY, NJ amid spread of COVID-19

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Posted at 6:21 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 14:40:00-04

Schools in New York and New Jersey have closures planned as officials deal with the spread of coronavirus.

All New York City, Nassau, Westchester and Suffolk public schools will close to limit the spread of COVID-19, officials said. Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk closed beginning Monday, March 16. New York City schools are set to begin remote learning on March 22.

Some schools are closing because of possible COVID-19 exposure. Others initially closed to develop plans to handle future novel coronavirus-related closures; schools would physically be closed, but students would have lessons in some form. Current school closures are largely to flatten the curve. Officials in impacted states want people home as much as possible.

The College Board also announced March 14 SAT registrations in areas affected by COVID-19 have been canceled. Several testing centers in New York and New Jersey have also been closed. For a full list, click here.

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

New Jersey:

  • Gov. Murphy announced all schools will close indefinitely beginning March 18.
  • Bergen County Special Services Schools and Technical Schools are closed.
  • Bergen County public school districts are closed starting Friday, March 13 at 3 p.m. Schools will transition to off-site learning.
  • Newark Public Schools are closed and are operating virtually.
  • Hoboken public schools closed beginning Monday, March 16.
  • Jersey City Schools are closed.
  • East Brunswick Public Schools are closed and have shifted to distance learning.
  • Princeton University is moving all lectures, seminars, and precepts to virtual instruction beginning March 23. Students are encouraged to stay home after spring break.
  • Wayne Township Public Schools are closed and have shifted to distance learning.
  • Cranford schools are closed and has implemented a home instructional plan.
  • Montclair Public Schools are closed and have shifted to remote learning.
  • Trenton Public Schools are closed. Students can access work through Google classroom or pick up packets on Wednesday.
  • Rutgers canceled class from Thursday, March 12 through the end of spring break on Sunday, March 22. Classes will be remote from March 23 through at least April 3.
  • Bergen Community College shifts to remote learning on March 23 through the end of the spring semester.
  • 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 semester.
  • Caldwell University shifts to remote learning beginning March 23 through April 13.

New York:

  • All SUNY schools moved to a distance learning models beginning Wednesday, March 19.
  • All CUNY schools moved to a distance learning models beginning Wednesday, March 19.

New York City -

  • All New York City public schools closed Monday, March 15. Remote learning begins March 23 and will continue until at least April 20.
  • All elementary Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn will be closed until at least April 20, shifting to "digital, distance and alternative instruction for students so that their education is not disrupted."
  • Archdiocese of NY has closed all Catholic schools through April 20. Students and parents will receive information about home-based instruction on Monday, March 23.
  • Columbia University has shifted to remote classes for the remainder of the semester.
  • Fordham University has suspended face-to-face instruction.
  • New York University moved classes to remote learning. Spring break will take place as planned. Following the break, classes will resume remotely on March 23 through March 27.
  • St. John's University will have online instruction until March 27.
  • Yeshiva University undergraduate and graduate classes will be moved online through April 3.
  • Pace University has suspended in-person classes on all three campuses, moving sessions to remote learning through March 29.
  • Success Academy Charter Schools moving all 45 city schools moved to online learning starting March 19.

Westchester -

  • All Westchester County schools closed beginning March 18, and will remain closed for at least two weeks.

Rockland -

  • The East Ramapo School District is closed through at least March 31.

Nassau County -

  • All K-12 schools will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16.
  • Hofstra University moves to online classes beginning March 23. All non-residential students should remain at home. For residential students, all regular services will be made available.

Suffolk County -