CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — Governor Ned Lamont issued the closure of all public schools on Tuesday, March 16 due to coronavirus concerns.
Prior to Tuesday, these were the closures announced:
All ACES schools and programs will remain closed through March 27.
All Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge, and Amity schools will be closed starting March 13 until further notice.
Ansonia Public Schools
Ansonia Public Schools will be closed from Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 27.
Avon Public Schools
Avon Public Schools will be closed March 16-March 29 amid coronavirus concerns.
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Berlin Public Schools
Berlin Public Schools will be closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.
Bethel Public Schools
Bethel Public Schools will be closed Friday, March 13th to students and staff after it was discovered that an attendee at a national conference which several Bethel High School students and staff attended tested positive for COVID-19.
The school district has closed schools Friday to assess the situation with the town’s Director of Health and Director of Emergency Management.
As per the Connecticut State Department of Health COVID-19 Guidelines, [the students and faculty that attended the conference] will be monitoring themselves for symptoms. None of our students or staff are presenting with symptoms.Superintendent of Bethel Public Schools
The school reports they will continue to clean their facilities with specific attention to high traffic area and will provide an update Friday when they have more information, including if they will extend the closing.
For more information, click here.
Bloomfield School District
All Bloomfield Public Schools will be closed indefinitely, starting Monday, March 16, 2020.
Bolton Public Schools
Bolton Public Schools will be closed March 16-27 due to coronavirus spread concerns.
Branford Public Schools
All Branford Public Schools are closed for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16.
Bridgeport Public Schools
All Bridgeport Public Schools will be closed effective Friday, March 13, 2020, through at least March 20.
Bristol Public Schools
Bristol Public Schools will be closing Friday, March 13 and will resume classes on Monday, March 30.
Brookfield Public Schools
Brookfield Public Schools will be closed from Friday, March 13, 2020, through March 27, 2020.
Canton Public Schools
The Canton School District is canceling scheduled school trips to Italy and Greece.
More information here.
Canterbury Public Schools
CES and Baldwin Middle School will have early dismissal (noon) on Friday, March 13.
More information here.
Cheshire Public Schools
“Emergency Early Dismissal Day” Thursday, March 12 to allow teachers to plan curriculum for “remote learning.” Cheshire Public Schools will be closed from March 16 – March 27 amid coronavirus concerns. For more information, click here.
Clinton Public Schools
Clinton Public Schools will be closed from March 16-27 due to coronavirus concerns.
Cromwell Public Schools
There will be a half-day on Wednesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 12 to allow teachers to “plan for distance learning opportunities.”
Danbury Public Schools
Danbury Public Schools will be closed starting Friday, March 13, 2020, until further notice out of an abundance of caution.
Darien Public Schools
Darien Public Schools will be closed beginning March 12, 2020. Schools will resume on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Derby Public Schools
Derby Public Schools will be closing beginning Friday, March 13 and reopen Monday, March 30 over coronavirus concerns. For more information, click here.
East Granby Public Schools
The East Grany School District tweeted Friday that schools in the district are closed from March 16 through March 20, with “extensions possible on a week to week basis.”
East Hampton Public Schools
East Hampton Public Schools will be closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.
East Hartford Public Schools
East Hartford Public Schools will be closed Friday, March 13 and remain closed through at least March 27.
East Haven Public Schools
East Haven public schools will be closed until March 27. For more information, click here.
Ellington Public Schools
Ellington Public Schools will be closed for at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16th. For more information, click here.
Enfield Public Schools
Superintendent of Enfield Public Schools announced Thursday they will be closing indefinitely effective Thursday, March 12 over coronavirus concerns.
The school will be implementing ‘distance learning’ for the time being. For more information, click here.
Fairfield Public Schools
The Fairfield Public Schools will close beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice. The closure applies to all athletic events and practices, club meetings and other student activities. There are no currently identified COVID-19 cases in town.
Farmington Public Schools
Farmington Public Schools will be closed for two weeks amid coronavirus concerns beginning Monday, March 16. For more information, click here.
Foundations School (Milford/Orange)
Foundations School is closed until March 27th amid coronavirus health concerns.
Glastonbury Public Schools
Glastonbury Public Schools will be closed for two weeks amid coronavirus concerns beginning Monday, March 16. For more information, click here.
Greenwich Public Schools
All Greenwich Public Schools will be closed beginning Thursday, March 12 and will remain closed through next week as the school continues to evaluate the coronavirus spread. For more information visit GPS Health Services page.
Hamden Public Schools
Hamden Public Schools will be closed beginning Friday, March 13, 2020, until further notice. All before-and-after-school and adult education programs are also canceled. For more information, click here.
Hartford Public Schools
Mayor Luke Bronin and Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez announced Thursday, March 12, the city’s public schools will be closing indefinitely over coronavirus concerns beginning Monday, March 16.
Hartford Public Schools says they are planning to ensure students have access to meals during any closure of schools.
Hartford Public Schools has developed a plan to ensure students have access to meals during the closure period, and there will be at least eight sites around the city where students and families can pick up meals every school day during the closure period.Office of Mayor Luke Bronin
Bronin said he and the school administration will reevaluate timelines to reopen the schools after two weeks.
Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication
Lisbon Central School
Lisbon Central School is closed from March 16 through March 27, 2020.
Litchfield Public Schools
Litchfield Public Schools will be closed until at least March 26. For more information, click here.
Madison Public Schools
Madison Public Schools will be closed indefinitely, starting Monday, March 16. All private schools, day-care and early childhood development programs and/or facilities have been directed to follow the guidelines of the Madison Public Schools closure notice.
Manchester Public Schools
Manchester Public Schools will be closed indefinitely beginning March 16 over concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus. For more information, click here.
Meriden Public Schools
Meriden Public Schools will be closed March 13-March 27 over coronavirus concerns. For more information, click here.
Middletown Public Schools
Middletown Public Schools announced Friday that all Middletown public schools will be closed through March 27. This after Middletown Public Schools were notified that a member of the Keigwin Middle School community may have had contact with an individual in Connecticut who has tested positive for COVID-19. Keigwin Middle School will be closed Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13 out of an abundance of caution. The school will be cleaned over the next two days.
Milford Public Schools
Milford Public Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 until further notice. For more information, click here.
Nathan Hale School
New Haven school officials, along with Mayor Elicker, announced Wednesday that Nathan Hale school will be closed March 12 through March 20 “due to an adult suspected of having COVID-19 being in limited contact with the school facility and a student under their care attending the school.”
Naugatuck Public Schools
Naugatuck Public Schools are closing until March 27. For more information, click here.
New London Public Schools
New London Public Schools will be closed indefinitely beginning at the close of business on Friday, March 13.
New Britain Public Schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 until Monday, March 30.
Grab and go meals available for student: click here
During the closure, all schools will undergo a thorough deep cleaning.
The city of New Britain will follow a curfew; Unsupervised youth 16 and under will not be allowed out past 10 p.m.
New Canaan Public Schools
New Canaan Public Schools will be closed for 14 calendar days. The closure will start Thursday, March 12. All after school events and programs, including sports, are suspended.
New Fairfield Schools
New Fairfield Schools will be closed from March 16-27 due to coronavirus concerns.
New Haven Public Schools
All New Haven Public Schools will be closed indefinitely starting Friday, March 13, 2020. The district announced in a news conference Thursday that it is finalizing plans to provide meals for students while schools are closed.
For more information, click here.
New Milford Public Schools
New Milford Public Schools will be closed until further notice over coronavirus spread concerns.
The superintendent of schools tweeted Thursday the district has no known exposure to coronavirus at this time. For more information, click here.
Newington Public Schools
Newington Public Schools will be closed March 13 until further notice amid coronavirus concerns. For more information, click here.
North Haven Public Schools
All North Haven Public Schools were released Thursday and will be closed through at least March 27.
Norwalk Public Schools
Norwalk Public Schools will be closed for two weeks starting March 16 amid coronavirus concerns. For more information, click here.
Norwich Free Academy
Classes at Norwich Free Academy are canceled for a minimum of two weeks, effective Monday, March 16. In addition, all activities scheduled at the Academy this weekend are canceled.
Norwich Public Schools
Norwich Public Schools and Norwich Adult Education will be closed through March 27.
Old Saybrook Public Schools
Old Saybrook Public Schools are closed indefinitely, effective immediately.
Oxford Public Schools
Oxford schools saw a three-hour delay Tuesday, March 17.
Superintendent of Oxford Schools assured parents and students in a letter Wednesday that they are not planning to close schools, as of now.
The school is, however, developing a contingency plan in case they need to implement remote learning.
All district-sponsored field trips are immediately postponed or canceled. Beginning next week, “all non-essential adult visits to schools will be limited. PPTs will continue for now. After school activities will continue for now, unless this group is larger than 100 people. Specific events may be canceled by each school. We will contact groups on a case-by-case basis. Kindergarten registration will be rescheduled.”
The Superintendent reminds parents to keep their students home if they are presenting with a fever or cough. Additionally, if parents and/or students have traveled internationally, the district asks parents to inform the school nurse.
“Our top priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of students, staff and our entire community,” said Dr. Jason McKinnon, Superintendent of Oxford Schools.
Plainfield Public Schools
Plainfield Public Schools will be closed for two weeks, starting Monday, March 16.
Region 4 Schools
Regional School District 4 (Chester, Deep River, and Essex) will close schools until further notice, effective at the end of school on Friday, March 13.
Region 8 Schools
Starting Monday, March 16, Region 8 schools will be closed through March 27.
Region 12 Schools
Region 12 schools (Bridgewater, Washington, Roxbury) Starting Monday, March 16, Region 12 schools will be closed through Friday, March 27th. We anticipate a return on Monday, March 30th. Supplemental learning opportunities will be accessible online during school closure.
Region 13 Schools
Region 13 Schools (Durham, Middlefield, and Rockfall) are closed March 15-27 due to coronavirus concerns.
Region 14 Schools
After originally hoping to be re-opened Monday, March 16 following a deep cleaning, Region 14 Schools announced Friday that all schools in the district are closed until further notice.
Rocky Hill Public Schools
Rocky Hill Public Schools will be closed March 16-March 27 over coronavirus spread concerns. For more information, click here.
Sprague Public Schools
Sayles School is closed from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27.
Simsbury Public Schools
Simsbury Public Schools will be closed for two weeks amid coronavirus concerns beginning Monday, March 16. For more information, click here.
Somers Public Schools
Somers Public Schools will have an early dismissal on Friday, March 13. Starting Monday, March 16, schools will be closed indefinitely. For more information, click here.
South Windsor Public Schools
All South Windsor schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 for at least two weeks over coronavirus concerns.
The school district website says schools will be open Friday, March 13. A letter with further details will be sent to all families Friday. For more information, click here.
Southington Public Schools
Southington Public Schools will be closed amid coronavirus concerns March 16-27. For more information, click here.
Stamford Public Schools
All Stamford Public Schools will be closed effective Friday, March 13, 2020, until further notice.
Stratford Public Schools
After the positive confirmation of coronavirus in one of their Wilcoxson Elementary School students Thursday, Stratford Public Schools will be closed indefinitely starting Friday, March 13, 2020.
At the advice and counsel of our Town Health Department, we are taking an overabundance of caution and closing Stratford Public Schools effective Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. Again, Stratford Public Schools will close (effective, Friday, March 13, 2020), with an overabundance of caution to clean and prepare to move forward. I don’t have a timeframe to give you, at this point in time.Stratford Public Schools
Stratford Schools says their main message is to encourage everyone who is showing symptoms to remain home.
The school system says they will begin ‘distance learning’ online for students starting Monday.
Thomaston Public Schools
Thomaston Public Schools will be closed from March 14 to March 29.
Torrington Public Schools
Torrington Public Schools will be closed until at least March 27 due to coronavirus health concerns.
For more information: http://www.torrington.org/learning_opportunity_plan
Trumbull Public Schools
Trumbull Public and Private Schools are closed effective Friday, March 13, 2020, until further notice. This includes all after-school activities, including athletics events and practices, club meetings, and student activities. All events held at Trumbull schools, including town meetings, are canceled or postponed until further notice.
Wallingford Public Schools
Wallingford Public Schools officials announced Thursday: The schools will be closed on March 13-27. Prior to reopening March 30, all school buses will be disinfected. For further information, click here.
Waterbury Public Schools
Waterbury Public Schools: all schools and afterschool programs are suspended through at least March 20. During this time they say they will continue to provide meals to students who rely on them for food daily.
The district will continue to monitor DPH recommendations following that date. For more information, click here.
Watertown Public Schools
Watertown Public Schools will be closed through March 27 effective immediately. For more information, click here.
All West Hartford Public Schools will suspend operations at the conclusion of this week and will be closed starting Monday, March 16. The superintendent’s office released a statement that they hope to resume operations after 2 weeks.
American School for the Deaf in West Hartford will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.
Westport Public Schools
Westport Public Schools also announced Wednesday that several Westport school students and their parents were in contact with an individual presumed to be positive with coronavirus. As a result, all schools under the Westport School District will be closed until further notice. This includes all after-school and evening activities, including athletics.
School officials announced Wednesday that all Weston Public Schools will be closed effective immediately until further notice after a potential coronavirus exposure to staff and students. Staff said the decision came as a recommendation from the Westport/Weston Health District.
Wethersfield Public Schools
Wethersfield Public Schools will be closed March 16-27 amid coronavirus concerns. For more information, click here.
Wilton Public Schools
Earlier Wednesday, Wilton public schools announced that they are closed “until further notice” due to coronavirus concerns. The school district released a statement that reads: “We have been notified that parents of one or more Wilton Public School students have had direct contact with a potentially presumptive positive COVID-19 patient.”
As a result of that contact, Wilton Public Schools are closed until further notice. All sports and other activities involving Wilton public school students are suspended until further notice.
Windham Public Schools
Windham public schools are closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. For more information, click here.
Windsor Public Schools
Windsor Public schools will be closed through Friday, March 27. For more information, click here.
Xavier High School – Middletown
Xavier High School will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. The school will begin its online learning program on Tuesday, March 17.
Colleges and universities across the state are also taking extra precautions to keep students and staff safe as coronavirus concerns rise. Below is a list of how each college is handling the virus:
Albertus Magnus College
Albertus Magnus College announced on Friday that all classes will be conducted online for the remainder of the semester.
That decision comes after the school announced it is extending spring break to allow for a deep clean of the campus. During spring break, residence halls will remain closed and students will not be allowed back until March 22.
Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
All 17 CSCU institutions are moving all classes online for the rest of the spring semester. All in-person spring commencement activities are canceled.
Below is the previous statement:
Connecticut State Colleges & Universities President Mark Ojakian has directed the four Connecticut State Universities and the 12 Connecticut Community Colleges to move all classes to an online-only format from Monday, March 23 through at least Sunday, April 5. Charter Oak State College is already fully online and will continue to offer a full course load.
Residence halls will be closed until Sunday, April 5.
Earlier in March, FU in Fairfield announced it was migrating all of its programs and courses to online instruction beginning March 16-March 29.
Sunday, March 22, the university announced – based on Governor Ned Lamont’s social-distancing orders last week – they will continue online learning through the rest of the semester.
In a statement, FU said they would be contacting Resident Life to coordinate with students to come to campus to pick up their belongings.
They said they would also be making adjustments to room and board costs due to the change.
The university also addressed graduation in their statement, saying it would not be held for the seniors in May.
I know how much this event means to you and your families, and I know how much it means to me, and to our faculty and staff. So, it is with the greatest reluctance that I have to say that based on current regulations set in place by state and federal authorities we will not be able to hold our traditional commencement exercises as scheduled for the third weekend In May.
However, it is my promise to you that we will hold them, in person, and you will get chance to walk in your caps and gowns and receive your diplomas, and enjoy the experience to the fullest extent possible.
We have a committed team developing plans for how to arrange this, and we will keep you posted as these plans take shape.– Fairfield University
Weeks ago, the university urged students who returned home for spring break and those who traveled for break to not return to campus once spring break ends, to remain home until at least March 29.
Students with special circumstances requesting to return to campus or remain on-campus should advise Residence Life at breakhousing.fairfield.edu.
Addition campus precautions:
- The library, Recplex, and other common areas on campus will be restricted to the campus community.
- Events of more than 100 people will be postponed or canceled; all other events will be evaluated.
- All athletic events held on-campus will be closed to the public.
- All non-essential University-related international and domestic travel is prohibited, and all personal international travel is strongly discouraged.
- Support services like Counseling & Psychological Services, Academic Advising, and Accessibility will be made available virtually and students will be provided additional information.
- There will be no daily Mass at Egan Chapel after Thursday, March 12, and the suspension will continue until further notice.
By acting now, before our students return from spring break, we are doing our part to contribute to the preventative measures necessary for public health and wellness.President/Fairfield University
Norwalk Community College
All classes beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday through the end of spring break, Sunday, March 22 are canceled. Classes will resume on Monday, March 23, 2020. While the college is closed, classrooms and offices will be deep cleaned and disinfected. College offices will re-open on Monday, March 16, 2020.
University of Hartford
On Wednesday the University of Hartford sent a letter to students announcing four UHart students have self-isolated after attending a conference out of state. According to the statement, at this time, four of the approximately 18,000 conference attendees have tested positive for coronavirus. The statement also said the possibility that the UHart students were exposed is “extremely low.”
The students returned home to self-isolate for the CDC-recommended 14-day period.
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until Sunday, March 29, 2020, Classes will not meet in person and courses will move online. Residence halls and dining halls will remain open for those who need to remain on campus. The University has suspended University-sponsored travel as well as nonessential travel for staff and faculty. University Athletic games are also suspended during this time.
At this time, Post University will return to in-person classes on the main campus on March 30.
Quinnipiac University in Hamden announced Tuesday they are transitioning all their classes to online forums beginning Wednesday, March 11 for the remainder of the Spring semester.
There will be no classes held Monday, March 16 or Tuesday, March 17. Online classes will begin Wednesday, March 18.
Students may not return to campus until Sunday, March 22.
As of Tuesday, no student associated with or at QU has tested positive for the virus.
For more detailed information about QU’s transition, click here.
Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart University has canceled classes on Tuesday, March 10, as it prepares to move courses online from Wednesday, March 11 through March 29.
School officials said the only exception from online learning would be clinical placements and labs as long as they continue safe practices.
Faculty members will take Tuesday to put their online contingency plans into operation. Students are encouraged to check with their professors on how bets to connect online for classes.
Residence, dining halls and recreation area will remain open.
Effective immediately, all major events on campus will be canceled through March 29.
More information can be found on the university’s website.
For the two weeks following spring break, (Monday, March 23 through Sunday, April 5) Trinity College will move to remote learning for students currently enrolled at our campus in Hartford.
“We will continue assessing the situation and, if we determine that we need to extend the period of remote learning, we will communicate this by Friday, March 27,” school officials said in a statement. “We are hopeful that we will be able to resume regular operations on campus before the end of the semester.”
University of New Haven
The president of the University of New Haven has temporarily canceled classes. President Steven Kaplan said in a statement Monday, the school is suspending all in-person classes and exams from Monday through March 14 and on March 23-24.
Faculty members are asked to come up with alternative instruction delivery methods and reschedule all exams.
The university has asked all non-essential employees to plan to work from home beginning March 11, and all university-sponsored travel is canceled until further notice.
Additionally, all scheduled events and athletic games are canceled Monday 6 p.m. and March 9-24.
All residence halls will be closed as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 and all students living in these halls are required to leave by Wednesday, March 11 through spring break.
“While there currently are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our campus, these decisions were made after learning that individuals on our campus may have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus after attending an out-of-state conference,” Kaplan said.
University of Connecticut
UConn announced Tuesday, March 17 that classes will remain online for the rest of the spring semester and that commencement exercises are canceled. Students who left campus will be contacted to retrieve their belongings from residence halls.
Below is the college’s initial statement:
The university announced Wednesday that as of March 23 it is moving all courses held at all campuses online. UConn says they expect this to be the case through April 6.
The provost and deans will work with their faculty to develop individualized accommodation plans for courses such as labs, law clinics, internships and clinical placements that are not amenable to online delivery.UConn
All students who can remain home after the finish of spring break should do so.
For those residential students who will remain at UConn during spring break or have no alternative but to return to campus following spring break, Student Affairs/Residential Life will work directly with them to assess needs and ensure accommodation. The Rec Center will be closed, as will other facilities. A dining facility and other essential services will remain open.UConn
Beginning Saturday, March 14, all students, faculty, and staff who can telecommute to work should do so.
Also effective Saturday, March 14, no events larger than 100 people will be permitted on any campus. This includes all events, meetings and performances, which should be canceled or postponed if they involve more than 100 people.UConn
The university says they are not canceling sporting events, but not permitting spectators per the NCAA guidance at this time.
University-sponsored travel outside the state has been suspended. Effective immediately, all domestic and international, university-sponsored travel outside of the state by faculty and staff is suspended until further notice, school officials said. Any exception needs to be approved by university leadership.
On-campus events or athletic events will be modified as needed.
Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University will be moving classes online until at least April 5.
School officials also canceled all trips outside of the state through March 22, including spring break competitions for baseball, gymnastics, softball and women’s lacrosse.
School officials have also issued an immediate freeze on all institutionally-sponsored travel outside of Connecticut until further notice.
Students, faculty, and staff are directed to postpone, cancel, or adjust all campus events and meetings, other than classes, that are expected to have 100 or more participants through at least April 30.
Wesleyan University Wednesday announced preventative measures and announced that in-person classes have been suspended for the remainder of the spring semester, and we will be transitioning all classes to distance learning models.
The Middletown school also announced they are canceling all events on campus, and suspending University-sponsored employee travel until further notice. According to the statement, “This decision was made following consultation with a variety of public health experts and other higher ed institutions around the country, and after Governor Lamont declared a public health emergency in the state.”
Western Connecticut State University
Western Connecticut State University has canceled all trips outside of the state during spring break weekend.
The Colonials’ baseball, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, softball and men’s tennis teams had a total of 33 contests scheduled in either Florida or South Carolina beginning on Thursday, March 12.
Health officials continue to encourage the public to wash their hands frequently and thoroughly to prevent contracting the virus. And if you become ill, you should self-isolate and seek medical care.
After the announcement that a member of the Yale community tested positive for COVID-19, all classes have been moved online for the remainder of the spring semester. Final exams will also take place online.
Students who are unable to return home for serious reasons, including if they live in a country severely affected by COVID-19, will be allowed to live on campus. Students with belongings still on campus are asked to refrain from returning now to retrieve them.
Starting Monday, March 16, only staff whose work is considered critical to the university’s operations will be expected to return to work on campus. This will remain in effect until Tuesday, March 31. Staff who are not required to report to campus will work remotely, if possible.
The Yale School of Medicine is altering plans on its campus: they are postponing, canceling, or adjusting all School of Medicine-hosted events (other than classes) that have more than 100 participants.
Ivy League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments have been canceled. All tickets will be refunded in full. The Yale Men’s Basketball team is the League’s regular-season champions, so as a result, they will represent the Ivy League in the NCAA tournament.
If you need information, check Yale’s COVID-19 website.