The Jersey City Public School District has announced that school classes will be canceled starting on March 16 out of an “abundance of caution” to prevent the potential spread of the COVID 19 coronavirus.
“We will close the schools the week of March 16th to review risks and decide if we will remain closed another week,” states the district announcement. “We will assess the available information at that time and notify everyone as soon as possible.”
According to the announcement, students will be sent home with their assignments for the next two weeks on Friday, March 13.
Yesterday teachers and staff prepared for the possibility of school closures due to the virus, according to Superintendent of Jersey City Public School District Franklin Walker.
Walker said the district will provide students “grab and go” food through satellite areas.
District families will be notified over the weekend where and what time the district will have meals available for students to pick up according to the district’s statement.
Families are instructed to check the district’s website for additional information at jcboe.org.