Weehawken Public Schools closing next week, senior, recreation activities cancelled

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The Weehawken Public Schools are joining the list of Hudson County schools closing next week, also cancelling senior and recreation activities to remain cautious as coronavirus concerns continue to surge throughout the globe.

Weehawken High School. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“In partnership with the Township of Weehawken, Department of Health, and Department of Education and out of caution, the Weehawken Township School District has decided to close all district schools starting on Monday, March 16, 2020 until March 20, 2020,” Superintendent of Schools Eric Crespo said in a letter to Weehawken families yesterday.

“As we continue to monitor the situation, we will let you know the date we will reopen.”

Yesterday, the township also announced that recreation and senior activities have been cancelled until further notice, though senior medical transports and food shopping trips are still on.

Additionally, their public libraries, parks, and playgrounds will also remain open at this time, the township said on their social media pages.

Despite just one positive presumptive case of the coronavirus in Hudson County thus far, a 32-year-old West New York man who is on the mend at home – with 29 diagnosed cases throughout the state – most municipalities are still erring on the side of caution.

The Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City, Guttenberg, and North Bergen Public Schools have all announced they will be switching to some form of remote instruction while they close next week.