Though NYC public schools remain open (at the time this article has been published), NYS Governor Cuomo just announced that all SUNY and CUNY campuses will be closed as of March 19, and students and teachers will have to continue their studies online.
During a press conference this afternoon, March 11, Governor Cuomo said the city and state universities would be moving to “distance learning” to help reduce large numbers of people in confined spaces due to the spread of COVID-19.
They made it clear that students will not be “evicted,” as dorms will stay open to some degree to accommodate students who may have no where else to go.
Private schools including Columbia, Barnard, Fordham, Yeshiva University, St. John’s University, the Juilliard School, St. Joseph’s, Pace University, and John Jay College have also switched to online-only classes through the rest of the week, and many until further notice.
The state’s total number of coronavirus cases is up to 216, with 52 of those being in NYC. The number of confirmed cases continues to grow each day. Stay up-to-date on the official state website here and city website here.
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