A list of area schools and universities closed amid COVID-19 outbreak

Updated March 19, 9:45 a.m.

Below is a list of school closures due to coronavirus concerns, compiled by the News 12 editorial staff based on information from news releases and from official school sites. These are not closures that have been entered into the News 12 school closing application. Closing, early dismissal or delay information entered into the school closure application is the sole responsibility of school officials.

Direct statements from schools are italicized. 

NOTE: The May SAT has been canceled, College Board says. The March makeup exams are also canceled.

The ACT is postponed from April 4 to June 13 across the U.S.

New York State Board of Regents has announced that the administrations of the 2020 elementary- and intermediate-level state assessments have been suspended for the remainder of this school year.

CONNECTICUT:

Gov. Ned Lamont has ordered public schools statewide closed from March 17 through at least April 20.

All of Our Lady of Fatima (Wilton) - Religious Education classes are being held virtually until further notice.

Earthplace Preschool - Building and playground closed until further notice.

JCC in Woodbridge - Closed until further notice.

King School in Stamford -The campus will remain closed through March 29. 

The Mead School - Mead School K-8 is closed for Spring Break from March 16-27. 

Town of Trumbull - All Trumbull public and private schools are closed until further notice. This applies to all athletic events and practices, club meetings and student activities.

Hope Academy Orange - Closed effective through March 31.

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LONG ISLAND:

All Nassau and Suffolk County schools are closed for two weeks starting March 16.

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NEW JERSEY:

All New Jersey schools closed Wednesday, March 18.

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NEW YORK CITY:

All NYC Public Schools to be closed until at least April 20.

Brooklyn Friends School - Closed until April 20.

Catholic Elementary Schools in Archdiocese of New York - Superintendent of Catholic Schools Mr. Michael J. Deegan has announced Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of New York have extended the closure of all elementary schools in our system through Monday, April 20th, 2020. Informed by the current CDC guidelines and in consultation with other health professionals, the Health and Safety Task Force of the Office of the Superintendent of Schools made this decision out of concern for the well-being of our students, families and staff. We believe this decision will also help to successfully decrease risk to the whole community.

Catholic Schools in Diocese of Brooklyn - Closed until April 20.

Family Welcome CentersFamily Welcome Center locations are temporarily closed, but our staff members are still available to help. You can get direct support from a Family Welcome Center staff member by emailing:

Horance Mann School - Closed through March 31.

Hyde Leadership Charter School - Schools to be taught remotely starting March 18.

Icahn Charter School 1 - Schools to be closed until April 20.

Mount Saint Michael Academy - Closed through April 20.

Riverdale Country School - School closed as of March 10 due to a potential case of coronavirus at a neighboring school. Spring Break trips for March 12 to March 27 canceled. Remote learning will be implemented if necessary following Spring Break.

Success Academy Charter Schools - We have decided to suspend on-campus learning until further notice. Remote learning to begin March 19.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY:

All Westchester public schools to close for two weeks starting March 16.

Berkeley College - As a precautionary measure, the White Plains campus will be closed on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, when it will undergo a thorough cleaning. The White Plains campus will reopen on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All other campuses remain open for student services. All Berkeley College courses have moved online for the remainder of the winter semester. Students should continue to check Canvas for course updates and assignments.

Catholic Elementary Schools in Archdiocese of New York -Superintendent of Catholic Schools Mr. Michael J. Deegan has announced Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of New York have extended the closure of all elementary schools in our system through Monday, April 20th, 2020. Informed by the current CDC guidelines and in consultation with other health professionals, the Health and Safety Task Force of the Office of the Superintendent of Schools made this decision out of concern for the well-being of our students, families and staff. We believe this decision will also help to successfully decrease risk to the whole community.

The Charter School of Educational Excellence (Yonkers)The school will remain closed through March 31. It may remain closed until further notice.

Clear View School Day Treatment Center - Closed through April 1.

EF International Language Campuses, Tarrytown - All in-person classes are cancelled, effective immediately and will remain closed through March 31, 2020. During this time, EF students will continue their English language classes with their teachers online.  We will continue to assess our planned operations following that date and in the context of the fluid nature of this unique event. 

Iona Preparatory - All in-person classes may not be resumed until April 20.

Keio Academy in Purchase - Campus will be closed for rest of the school year. Classes will be continued online until the end of school year. 

The Windward School in White Plains - Closed through the end of Spring Break. Classes will resume Monday, March 30. The Marchmester event week is also canceled.

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ROCKLAND COUNTY:

All public and private schools are closed for at least two weeks. Public schools close March 17 and all private schools and colleges, including yeshivas, close March 18.

Day cares reopen March 19.

Several Rockland County school districts are offering free meals. For more information, click here.

Catholic Elementary Schools in Archdiocese of New YorkSuperintendent of Catholic Schools Mr. Michael J. Deegan has announced Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of New York have extended the closure of all elementary schools in our system through Monday, April 20th, 2020. Informed by the current CDC guidelines and in consultation with other health professionals, the Health and Safety Task Force of the Office of the Superintendent of Schools made this decision out of concern for the well-being of our students, families and staff. We believe this decision will also help to successfully decrease risk to the whole community.

Click here for updates on closings/delays/early dismissals.

ORANGE COUNTY:

County Executive Neuhaus has ordered all public and private schools closed.

Click here for updates on closings/delays/early dismissals.

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES:

Albertus Magnus College -All classes will be conducted in an online-only format for the remainder of the spring semester. Dorms close March 22. Students with certain circumstances will be considered as possible exceptions.

Bergen Community College - All on-campus classes at all Bergen locations are cancelled for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. Classes will take place remotely/online beginning Monday, March 23.

Columbia University - All classes for remainder of spring semester to be conducted online. Students were asked to move out of dorms by March 17.

County College of Morris - Campus closed until further notice. Classes will resume no later than March 30. 

CSCUThis message is to inform you that, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSCU President Mark Ojakian has directed the four Connecticut State Universities and the 12 Connecticut Community Colleges to move all classes to an online-only format from Monday, March 23 through at least Sunday, April 5. Charter Oak State College is already fully online and will continue to offer a full course load. 

CUNY - All CUNY schools will begin remote learning March 19.

Fairfield University - Migrating all courses online from March 16 through the remainder of the spring semester. 

Farmingdale State College - School will move to distance learning March 30. Those residential students who have already left the resident halls are encouraged to remain off campus for the balance of the semester, or until further notice. Residence halls will remain open only for those who do not have any alternate accommodations.

Felician University - All classes moved to online format through March 28.

Fordham University - All face-to-face classes across its campuses are canceled until further notice. Online classes will be held. Students currently living on campus must move out by Friday, March 20, unless the Office of Residential Life has approved their extension to stay. Students with exceptional circumstances may be considered to stay.

Hofstra University - Following Spring Break, classes will be offered online for the remainder of the spring semester. All students (except those with certain circumstances) have been asked to vacate the dorms.

Hudson County Community College - Spring Break extended to March 29; classes will be migrated to virtual instruction starting March 30.

John Jay College - The college will move to distance-learning format for spring semester, Thursday, March 19.

Kean University - Kean University will hold remote education for all campuses. Students should return home if they are able to do so. Students with exceptional circumstances were allowed to remain in residence halls.

Long Island University - The university has opted to move to online classes for the remainder of the semester. Residence halls will remain open.

Manhattanville College - The school suspended in-person instruction on March 12 and moved all classes to remote learning for the remainder of the spring semester. Residence halls remain open.

Mercy College - The college will move to online instruction beginning Monday, March 16. Residence halls will be closed for the rest of the semester. Students who need to pick up personal belongings are asked to do so by March 29. Students with exceptional circumstances will be considered to live in residence halls.

Molloy College - The school will move to remote learning for the remainder of the spring semester. Residence halls will remain open for anyone with special circumstances.

Montclair State University Effective Monday, March 23, the majority of instruction will take place online for the rest of the semester.

Monmouth University - Classes will resume online only on March 23 after Spring Break. Monmouth University has already sent most residential students home, offering exceptions only to those students who have formally petitioned for exemptions.

Monroe College - The school is transitioning to online classes starting March 14 and will last for the remainder of the spring semester. Students in housing are not required, but are encouraged, to vacate the dorms. Those who want to stay on campus may do so.

New York Institute of Technology - Classes will resume remotely Monday, March 23.

New York University - All classes have been moved to remote instruction. 

Pace University - Pace University will suspend in-person class meetings on all three campuses and move all classes to remote learning for the rest of the spring semester. UPDATE: Spring semester will be extended. Spring Commencement postponed but not canceled. Residence halls will remain open during spring break. Students may remain in their housing.

Princeton University - Classes and lectures will be taught online from March 23. Students must move out of dorms by March 19. Students with exceptional conditions can remain on campus. 

Quinnipiac University - Students will not return to campus after the extended spring break, and the remainder of the spring semester will be delivered online. University housing will be closed for the remainder of the spring semester with the exception of special cases that need accommodation. on March 30th. Students can get free meals at Wetmore School starting March 16. 

Ramapo College - The college is closed through March 22 after member of the campus tests positive for COVID-19.

Rider University - School to begin remote learning March 30 for the remainder of the spring semester. Residence halls on both campuses are closed with limited exceptions.

Rowan University - The school is lengthening its spring break by about a week through March 27. Remote learning to begin March 30 until further notice. Students asked to return their homes. Those with exceptional circumstances will be reviewed if they need to stay on campus.

Rutgers University - All classes to be held remotely for the rest of the spring semester. With the suspension of classes through the end of the spring semester, residential students will receive a notification with guidance about next steps and timing for moving out of residence halls on their respective campuses. Do not come to campus to move out until you receive guidance. Students who received a waiver to continue residing on campus will be permitted to stay.

Sarah Lawrence College - When classes resume after break on March 23, the university will hold classes online/remote platforms for the rest of the spring semester. Students asked to move off out of residence halls.

Seton Hall University - All classes will resume online beginning Monday, March 16 for the rest of the spring semester. Resident students currently remaining in residence halls must move out by 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 unless they have received written permission from the Division of Student Services in response to their Housing Accommodation request to remain in housing.

Southern Connecticut State University - Following Spring Break, classes will be moved to an online-only format for the rest of the spring semester.

St. John's University - The university says it is suspending face-to-face instruction at all locations. Online learning will be held for the rest of the spring semester. Resident students should not return to campus until further notice.

St. Joseph's College - All in-person classes and on-campus activities canceled for remainder of the week at the Brooklyn and Long Island campuses. Online classes are operating normally.

St. Thomas Aquinas College - All instruction for the rest of the spring semester will be held online. Students asked to move out of dorms by April 5. Students with exceptional circumstances can reach out to the school.

Stevens Institute of Technology - Classes resumed March 13 completely online. The school says all lab courses will be postponed. Housing to close; residents expected to move out by March 27. Students with extreme exceptional reasons (i.e. international students unable to fly home) can reach out to school.

Stockton University - Beginning Wednesday, March 25, course instruction will be delivered remotely. While the campus will remain open, students are strongly encouraged to stay home. Students who choose to return will practice social distancing and also take their classes online.

SUNY - All SUNY schools will begin remote learning March 19.

TCNJ - Students are asked to remain off campus through April 5 unless they meet specific criteria, and all courses will be offered online during that time.

University of Bridgeport - Effective immediately and until at least Friday, March 27, 2020: Students may not return to campus following the conclusion of Spring Break. Beginning on Saturday, March 14, 2020, all in-person classes at the Bridgeport and Waterbury campuses will be moved online or provided through other means of instruction.

University of Connecticut - Beginning on Monday, March 23, UConn will move to online course delivery for classes held at the Storrs campus, regional campuses and the School of Law. UPDATE: There will be no May commencement exercises this year. Students should remain at home or elsewhere following spring break. Residential Life will communicate directly to students as to how and when belongings can be retrieved. Students who have been approved by Residential Life to stay because they have nowhere else to go will be allowed to remain on campus.

University of New Haven - In response to the developments of the coronavirus global pandemic, the University of New Haven announced on March 16 that it has extended its current state of remote learning for the remainder of the spring semester. Campus residence halls will remain closed except for those few international students and others with special circumstances for whom we are providing housing. 

Westchester Community College - Main campus, extensions closed until further notice.

Western Connecticut State University - School will hold online-only classes for remainder of spring semester. At this time, all students who were living in the Residence Halls are being contacted about when and how to pick up their belongings. 

Yeshiva University - Classes to be held remotely until April 3.

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