All hands should be on deck for snow shoveling, snowman making, and hot cocoa drinking!” The Sussex-Wantage School District expressed a similar sentiment in a message on its website announcing a “traditional” snow day Thursday.
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You may also wish to visit the school district homepage to check for any urgent or last-minute updates that may not have been incorporated into the official calendars. Schools in all 75 Bergen County districts will shut down indefinitely at the close of Friday's school day in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus, County Executive Jim Tesco said Thursday night.
Bergen schools will be closed after 3 p.m. Friday, giving staff the rest of the day and all weekend to prepare for online learning, he said. Although no students should be in the schools Monday, Tesco said he expected some staffers would be, as preparations continue.
With the continuing spread of COVID-19 throughout Bergen County, it is imperative that we take action and do everything in our power to protect our 1 million residents. With the continuing spread of COVID-19 throughout Bergen County, it is imperative that we take action and do everything in our power to protect our 1 million residents.
Earlier this week, I declared a State of Emergency in the County of Bergen. We suspended visitation to our Bergen County Health Care Center at Rockland, and our partner agency at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center implemented the same policy for their long-term care facility.
We also announced that we were closing the Bergen County Technical Schools and the Bergen County Special Services Schools which affects approximately 3,600 students and 1,600 teachers and administrators. While the CDC states that COVID-19 does not pose as great a risk to our children as it does to our older adult population, it is vital that we protect our children from the dangers of this virus or the community spread of this virus.
We are confident in the ability of Bergen County’s teachers, staff and administrators to successfully educate our children off-site, and are encouraging them to begin preparing lesson-plans as soon as possible. We are also encouraging businesses to let their employees stay at home using telecommunication technology to be with their children to address their childcare needs, and if that is not possible, we hope and expect private businesses would make allowances to their employees to be paid for a reasonable time to take care of their families -- similar to the Civil Service guidelines public employees have.
The National Weather Service labeled the “major” system a “nor'Easter” since it's expected to produce strong, sustained damaging winds and precipitation over a 24-hour period on Wednesday. The storm is projected to dump up to a foot of snow in the northern part of the state, making roadways dangerous, and potentially knocking out power for multiple communities.
“The SaddleBrook School District will be closed Thursday, December 17th. Please be safe, and enjoy the snow day,” the district wrote in their announcement.