Schools in New York and New Jersey have closures planned 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.
- 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.
- Mount Olive School District will be closed on Monday.
- South Brunswick will close early on Monday so staff can prepare for possible COVID-19 closures in the future.
- Cranford: Schools will be closed on March 16 so teachers can develop education plans
- 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.
- Somers Central School District – schools will be closed Monday “for thorough cleaning out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus.”
- The Keio Academy of New York will close for the rest of the year. Classes will continue online.
- Yeshiva University – Classes are canceled until after Tuesday, March 10 on the Washington Heights and Midtown campuses.
- Scarsdale: All schools in the district will be closed through March 18. A faculty member at the middle school tested positive for COVID-19.
- East Ramapo – All school district buildings will be closed and all activities will be canceled on Monday and Tuesday.
- Columbia University – Classes will be suspended on Monday and Wednesday. Columbia will shift to remote classes for the rest of the week. A member of the Columbia community was quarantined because of COVID-19 exposure.
- Hofstra University: All in-person classe 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.