NUTLEY, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy announced that "Our public schools will remain closed through at least Friday, May 15th." He made the statement Thurs. Apr. 16.
The last day of classes in the Nutley Public Schools District was Fri. Mar 13. The schools have remained closed since then, with students learning remotely via computer, tablet, and smart phone. All spring sports and other activities were also canceled.
Murphy said "We need to be guided by where the facts on the ground, science, and public health take us. That means it will not be safe to reopen our schools for at least another four weeks." Murphy made the decision in careful consultation with New Jersey Department of Health and New Jersey Department Of Education, among other key stakeholders.
Murphy concluded "I know this is hard. But we are saving lives and we must maintain the course."
Locally, the County of Essex reported that Nutley has 301 positive cases of COVID-19 coronavirus, the township also lost 23 residents. The report was made at 9 a.m. Thurs. April 16.