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Updated Sept. 30 at 4:10 p.m. It is expected that nearly all the private schools in the Five Towns will close or go to remote learning for a brief time after the Jewish holiday of Sukkot so that teachers, students and staff members and teachers at certain grade levels can go get tested for Covid-19. more
An increase in coronavirus cases in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway has led to temporary closings of private schools and questions from some residents about whether safety protocols are being followed. more
Lawrence School District officials said that a staff member at Lawrence Primary School at the Number Two School tested positive for Covid. 19. more
The Center for Adult Life Enrichment’s front door is blocked by two chairs to help ensure members and visitors can be checked in. Executive Director Lee Gerardi asks the visitor to use the hand sanitizer attached to the wall to the left of the entrance way. more
The Torah Academy for Girls in Far Rockaway sent out a letter to parents on Sept. 23 saying that the school had been closed by the New York City Department of Health. The school’s dean Rabbi … more
After a tumultuous few months for the Lawrence Woodmere Academy, brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Head of School Brian O’Connell said he was optimistic about the Woodmere school’s future. more
Cedarhurst village officials are asking business owners, residents and visitors to remain vigilant against Covid-19 by the continued wearing of face masks and social distancing in public places.  more
When I was asked to write a piece about what the High Holidays mean to me, I immediately thought about what I do during this time. It’s around the first month of school, I spend a lot of time with my family, and one thing that juts out the most to me, is that I learn all about it in school. more
With schools and business reopening roughly six months after the coronavirus pandemic shut down the area economy, and residents now regularly venturing out — albeit with face masks and frequently sanitized hands — local physicians are warning that Covid-19 remains a genuine threat. more
The Brandeis School's welcome back celebration might not have had the all together crowd it usually attracts, but there was no shortage of magic as Woodmere native Eric Wilzig, a magician, wowed the audience who arrived and departed in shifts to comply with social distancing guidelines during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. more
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