BERGEN COUNTY. NJ - County Executive Jim Tedesco ordered all 75 public school districts closed effective Fri. Mar. 13 at 3 p.m. 

The announcement was made at a press conference Thursday after consulting with the  Bergen County Association of School Administrators and the County Health Officer. All schools will  transition from on-site learning to off-site internet-based and/or paper-based distance learning until further notice. 

Tedesco said "With the continuing spread of COVID-19 throughout Bergen County, it is imperative that we take action and do everything in our power to protect our 1 million residents. This includes our 75 school districts which have almost 170,000 children; 16,000 teachers; and hundreds and hundreds of administrative, custodial and support staff."

Residents with questions about coronavirus were directed to the Bergen County Health and Safety Hotline: (201) 225-7000.