Corona Virus School Closings in NJ

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.

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.
  • 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.

New York:

  • 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.