Jersey City Public Schools will remain closed until April 20th, superintendent says

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The Jersey City Public Schools will remain closed through April 20th, after the students annual spring break, as another safeguard for staff, faculty, and children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The schools will remain closed until after the Spring Recess. The students have enough work for 21 days, and we strongly encourage everyone to continue working as the teachers will grade the online and paper assignments and use the grades for the third marking period,” Superintendent of Schools Franklin Walker said yesterday.

“Any child under the age of 18 can pick up meals at 20 different schools throughout the city. Please check the website or social media for specific information.‚Äč We will reevaluate the situation and the reports from the Health Department during the second week of April and provide you with updated information.”

He goes on to confirm that the public schools have pushed their reopen date to April 20th.

The North Bergen and Bayonne schools announced extended closures last week, shortly after Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said that all learning institutions, both public and private, would be closed indefinitely.

This morning, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced that there are now 85 residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus, urging residents to sign up for Swift911 emergency alerts to stay informed.

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