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Centenary University switching to online classes for 2 weeks in response to coronavirus

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Centenary University will transition to online instruction for two weeks after their spring break which goes until Friday, March 13.

An email sent out Wednesday by Centenary University President Bruce Murphy said “Centenary University has been monitoring the spread of coronavirus throughout the United States very closely. We have been following all protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the New Jersey State Department of Health to stop its spread. We remain vigilant about the health and safety of our campus.”

 As a result, Centenary University is taking the following steps:

  • Centenary will move to online instruction from March 16 through March 27. In addition, all in-person student activities and admissions events will be evaluated on a case by case basis until further notice. The university will re-evaluate this policy on March 25 in accordance with guidelines issued by state and national health authorities. 
  • Athletics teams in active season will hold practices and games. The University will continue to follow guidance from the Colonial States Athletics Conference and the NCAA regarding athletics during this time.
  • The residence halls will be open on a limited/restricted basis. Arrangements have been made to ensure that students remaining on campus have everything they need to be safe and comfortable.
  • Centenary is also advising all who are exhibiting illness or anyone who may have come into contact with Corona virus to remain home and consult your doctor.

The university’s Emergency Response Team is actively monitoring this evolving situation and is in close contact with public health officials. More information regarding coronavirus and Centenary University’s response can be found on their website, Murphy said.

Centenary University’s 145th Commencement is Saturday, May 9.

The number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey has increased by eight, bringing the statewide total to 23 positive tests with one death, Governor Phil Murphy announced Wednesday.

Anthony Preziosi contributed to this report.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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