UPDATES BELOW: TLS has been inundated with inquires as to the status of private schools tomorrow.
The public schools, as earlier reported, are still slated to remain open – with a half hour delay.
With regards to the private schools, TLS is in constant contact with Rosh Mosdos and Askonim, and as of this evening, there are no plans to shut any schools unless the Governor instructs to do so.
A Psak from a Rav to the same has been floating around social media, however, TLS was unable to confirm the authenticity of it and is therefore not publishing the Psak.
Updates will continue to be published on our various forums – Status, Instagram and Twitter.
UPDATE 10:10 PM: Yeshivas across Lakewood are being told to prepare for being shut down Monday.
Agudah sent out the following message:
“L’chvod Roshei Mosdos,
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you we have received word from the Governor’s office that Governor Murphy will announce tomorrow the closure of all schools in New Jersey – both public & private. The closure pertains to elementary & high schools alike and will go into effect shortly after the announcement. We therefore strongly encourage every school to make appropriate preparations for the coming days.
With regard to high school mesivtas, there was much consultation today between myself, Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein and the Roshei HaYeshiva shlit”a of Beth Medrash Govoha. The Roshei Yeshiva have informed us that should a Mesivta choose to utilize yungerleit enrolled in BMG to assist in delivering shiurim and keep up the learning, they will be allowed to assist and their Kollel stipend, shemiras Hasedorim and enrollment status will not be affected as long as they are assisting during the hours they would be otherwise be in Yeshiva.
May klal Yisroel be zoche to yeshuos and refuos.
Please feel free to reach out should you have any questions or concerns.”