Gov. Murphy: All schools to remain closed for in-person instruction for remainder of school year

Gov. Phil Murphy and state officials are discussing the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2020, 2:54 PM

Updated 1,446 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy has announced all schools will remain closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year.
Teachers have been required to conduct remote instruction since schools shuttered in mid-March.
The New Jersey Department of Education will be leading stakeholder meetings to determine whether summer educational or other programs offered at schools may proceed. The agency will also conduct the same work regarding the opening of buildings for the 2020-2021 school year in September.
The NJSIAA Medical Board also concluded that due to a lack of testing, viable treatments, and a vaccine -- spring sports were not a viable option.
The statewide total number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey now stands at 128,269 cases, after Gov. Phil Murphy just announced 1,621 new cases. The governor also announced 45 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 7,910.
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