Murphy to Announce Decision on School Closings This Friday

Due to the pandemic that is the coronavirus schools are being shut down even to the end of the year. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to announce the fate of the remainder of the year for all of the state’s students.

Schools in other states have already announced closures for the rest of the year. There are less than three months left in the school year and some states see it unnecessary to continue school during the pandemic. 

These states consist of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. These states have canceled school in hopes of slowing and containing the spread of the Coronavirus. 

Out of the 50 states, New Jersey is second in most coronavirus cases behind neighboring state New York. Northern New Jersey specifically is a hotspot for the pandemic and hospitals are jam-packed with patients in critical conditions due to COVID-19.