TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy ordered all New Jersey schools to keep their doors closed for the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 school year. The announcement came at his Monday press conference and does not come as a surprise to many.

Murphy also mentioned that private schools with longer school years will remain closed until at least June 30.

"We have a single goal in mind: the safety and well-being of our children, and of our educators, administrators and staff, said Murphy. 

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Remote learning will remain in place allowing education to continue. Spring sports are also canceled; a disappointment to many athletes and parents.

Milestone events such as proms, graduations and other moving-up ceremonies will either occur virtually or be delayed to this summer or fall depending on when the state declares it is safe to gather in groups again.

On these Murphy said that he hopes that schools and districts will find ways to give students "proper sendoffs to their bright futures."

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