Everyone is Remote Thursday 12/17

Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public school buildings will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, December 17, 2020. All instruction will take place remotely.

Learning Bridges and Learning Labs, after-school programs, adult education, and YABC programs are cancelled tomorrow. Food distribution sites are closed as well.

For safety reasons, yellow bus service for charter and non-public school students will not operate tomorrow.

The Situation Room will be open tomorrow and can be reached at (212) 393-2780 or rts@buildings.nyc.gov. In-school COVID-19 testing will not take place tomorrow, and will resume next week for those schools that were scheduled for tomorrow.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for tomorrow and NYC Emergency Management has also issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory beginning tonight through tomorrow afternoon.

Snow is anticipated to begin tonight and continue until as late as noon tomorrow.

We are working in close communication with DOT and NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) throughout the next 24 hours.

DOE central and field offices will remain open. We urge staff to exercise caution when going outside and to use public transportation whenever possible.

Additional information will be posted on the DOE website http://schools.nyc.gov.

Safety is of the utmost importance. New Yorkers are encouraged to use public transportation during storm conditions and use caution when walking, biking and driving and allow for additional travel time.

We are continuing to monitor the storm’s progress, and will email everyone immediately if anything changes.

Please stay warm and safe tonight and tomorrow.


Office of the Chief Operating Officer