FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon Central Regional High School will be closed to students, effective March 16, with online home instruction for all students beginning March 17, according to information released from the district.

Effective March 14, all extracurricular events and activities are canceled.

Students will be receiving instructions for accessing classwork in their Hunterdon Central email accounts, and they will receive instruction for connecting with teachers, counselors and other staff members during the closure. District phones and email will be monitored during this time.

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The school is expecting to reopen for normal operations March 30, and, in the meantime, administrators will be working with the department fo health and other agencies to monitor the spread of the virus. If the district cannot reopen March 30, home instruction will continue through April 9, returning to normal operations after spring break on April 20.

"This pandemic represents a significant disruption to the lives of everyone in our community," the district said in its statement. "Children, in particular, may struggle with this disruption, and may have difficulty talking about it."

"Many of these disruptions are the results of social distancing, a tactic used to slow the pace of the virus," the statement added. "Personal hygiene and other strategies are also important."

Hunterdon County is offering many resources about the virus, all of which can be found by clicking here.

Hunterdon Healthcare is offering a hotline number, 908-788-6440, and it will be open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., for questions.