(WWLP) – Several schools in the western Massachusetts and Connecticut area have announced extended spring breaks, remote learning and closures until further notice due to fears of the coronavirus spreading in the state.
As of 4 p.m. Thursday, data released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health shows six CDC confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. Presumptive coronavirus cases in the state have increased from 95 on Wednesday to 102 on Thursday.
This brings the total number of confirmed and presumed coronavirus cases to 108 in Massachusetts. Below is a list of elementary schools, high schools, and colleges in the area that have announced closures.
Bishop Mitchell Rozanski has announced that all Catholic schools will be closed for the next two weeks.
Please note: This list will be updated to reflect changes announced by schools.
- Springfield College: Spring break extended to March 29, classes would be online or in-person
- Elms College: Spring break extended to March 22, all on-campus events, athletics canceled
- Smith College: Spring break extended, students ordered to move out of campus starting Saturday, March 14, until further notice
- Amherst College: In-person classes canceled for the remainder of the semester, students must be off campus by March 16
- Mount Holyoke College: Spring break extended, students must move out of on-campus housing by March 20
- Westfield State University: In-person classes canceled for two weeks, sports events undecided
- UMass Amherst: Moving to remote learning beginning March 12, online learning will last through April 3
- STCC: Campus closed March 12 and March 13, will reopen Monday, March 16 after deep cleaning
- A.I.C: Spring break extended for one week. Students to return to residence halls on March 22 and classes will resume on March 23
- Bay Path University: In-person classes canceled, classes will resume remotely
- Hampshire College: No in-person classes after March 13, students must leave campus housing by March 22
- Holyoke Community College: In-person classes suspended for the week of March 23-27
- Western New England University: Spring break will be extended by one week, following spring break all classes will move to online for the rest of the semester