At least 3 New Rochelle public schools to close on Wednesday

Posted: Updated:

Three New Rochelle public schools will close on Wednesday amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set up a one-mile containment area around the epicenter of the outbreak, pinpointed as The Young Israel Synagogue at 1149 North Ave.



New Rochelle School Superintendent Dr. Laura Feijóo says the schools impacted are New Rochelle High School, Albert Leonard Middle School and Ward Elementary School. She says they will be closed from March 11 through March 25. She anticipates students will return to school on March 26.

In a letter to parents, Feijóo says the district is working on providing students with educational materials to work on during the closure. They will be distributing Chromebooks for any student that needs a computer.

The district is also working with the state to provide food to families who are in need.

COMPLETE COVERAGE: Coronavirus stories from News 12 

GET INFORMATION: Coronavirus details from the CDC

CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION: What you can do to protect yourself

GET THE FACTS: What you need to know about coronavirus

PHOTOS: The impact of the coronavirus outbreak around the world:


News 12 will host a 30-minute call-in show every night this week at 7 p.m. from March 9 to March 13 where experts will answer your questions about the coronavirus. The show will be followed by a special Facebook Live Q&A. The call in number is 914-378-4610.  

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."