Here is an ongoing list of schools and universities that are closed, or have canceled in-person classes, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
This blog post will be continually updated as more schools and universities close within New York City.
2:48 a.m., 3/13/20:
Calling it a move out of "an abundance of caution," the city education department announced early Friday morning that it will close two school buildings because of a confirmed case of the new coronavirus.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the New Dorp High School + Hungerford building on Staten Island will close Friday after a student tested positive for COVID-19.
In addition, education officials said, the Brooklyn College Academy and four Brooklyn Occupational Centers will be closed. De Blasio said a college student reported being positive for the disease, and a teacher at an occupational center also self-reported positive for COVID-19.
The academy is located on the campus of Brooklyn College, which reported that a member of the college community tested positive for the virus Thursday evening. The college campus will be closed Friday.
7:57 p.m., 3/12/20:
- Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza says "there is no positive test for COVID-19" that impacts the two co-located Bronx schools that closed today.
2:38 p.m., 3/12/20:
- Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of New York will close all elementary schools within its system as of Monday, March 16, until at least March 20, and possibly for longer than that. They also have canceled sporting events, practices and all activities indefinitely.
11:45 a.m., 3/12/20:
- The city announced that two co-located Bronx schools - the Laboratory School of Finance and Technology and South Bronx Preparatory: A College Board School - after a "student's self-confirmed positive case of COVID-19." The mayor says the Health Department will trace close contacts of the student to recommend quarantine and testing as necessary. The Department of Education will be disinfecting the building, and it will be closed for an initial 24-hour period as per the governor's outline.
- On Staten Island, St. Teresa’s, a Catholic school, is also closed after a basketball coach tested positive for coronavirus. The 62-year-old is currently in the hospital. Players may have been exposed, and so they have been advised to stay home for the next two days.
Closings prior to 3/12/20:
- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday afternoon that all SUNY and CUNY schools will switch to "remote learning" starting March 19.
- Prior to the governor's announcement about CUNY and SUNY schools, John Jay College closed its doors Wednesday after a student tested positive for the coronavirus. The president of the college sent out a letter saying the student is at home recovering. They were on campus Thursday evening for one class and did not develop symptoms until Saturday. That student did not return to the campus this week.
- New York University began conducting classes remotely on March 11 and plans to continue through at least March 27.
- Fordham University moved to online or electronic instruction March 11, and canceled all on-campus events through March 29.
- Pace University, starting March 11, moved to online classes through at least March 29, cancelling in-person classes.
- Juilliard announced Monday that it was suspending all in-person classes, activities and performances between March 16 and March 29, and moving to remote classes. The school was on spring break the week of March 9.
- St. John's University moved to online instruction as of March 12. They suspended face-to-face instruction at all of its campuses as of March 10.
- St. Joseph's College - which has campuses in Brooklyn and on Long Island - canceled in-person classes and academic events at both campuses, starting March 11 and running through at least March 27.
- Cardozo Law School announced Tuesday that it was canceling classes on March 12 and March 13, and that those classes would be made up on April 30 and May 1. The school said it would move to online classes starting March 16 and continuing through at least March 27.
- New York Law School says all classes between March 18 and April 5 will be online only. "Distance trainings" will be held on March 16 and March 17, and staff can work remotely from March 12 through April 5.
- Fordham Prep High School on Tuesday canceled classes scheduled for March 13 as it considers moving to a "distance learning" scenario.
- All divisions of Horace Mann closed for students at the end of the day on March 9 and are tentatively scheduled to resume on March 31.
- A note on the top of the website for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, which has campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, says schools are closed as of March 10.
- Classes were canceled on March 10 and March 11 at the Riverdale Country Academy's lower school, and middle and upper school, which are both located in the Bronx. The schools are on spring break from March 12 through March 29.
- SAR Academy in Riverdale closed last week after it was revealed that one of the children of a Westchester lawyer (who was the second person in New York State to test positive for the virus) attended the school. The lawyer's children later tested positive for the virus themselves.
- Cuomo said Monday that a school will be closed for at least 24 hours if a student or staff member tests positive.
- De Blasio has said he does not foresee mass school closures like those in Italy or Japan. He also does not expect schools to be closed for an extended period of time.