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A list of Mass. school closures amid coronavirus outbreak

Some schools in Massachusetts are closing their doors because of the novel coronavirus, joining others around the country and the world.

The Stratton Elementary School in Arlington. All Arlington schools will be closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13, due to the novel coronavirus.
The Stratton Elementary School in Arlington. All Arlington schools will be closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13, due to the novel coronavirus.David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

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Some schools in Massachusetts have closed their doors in recent days because of the novel coronavirus, joining others around the country and the world.

“Schools, working together with local health departments, have an important role in slowing the spread of diseases,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted. For schools where there is an identified case of the coronavirus in the community, “temporarily dismissing childcare programs and K-12 schools is a strategy to stop or slow the further spread" of the virus, the CDC said.

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The Globe is tracking school closures in Massachusetts due to Covid-19.

Districts, in alphabetical order:

- Abington: Closed Friday, March 13

- Acton-Boxborough: Closed Friday, March 13 to Friday, March 20

- Acushnet: Closed from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20

- Amherst: Closed for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Amesbury: Closed for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Andover: Closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27

- Arlington: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Ashland: Closed Friday, March 13

- Attleborough: Closed through Friday, March 20

- Ayer-Shirley: Closed two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Barnstable: Closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Bedford: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Belchertown: Closed through Monday, March 30

- Belmont: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Berkshire Hills: Closed through Monday, March 30

- Beverly: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Billerica: Closed two weeks starting Friday, March 13

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- Boston: Closed through April 27

- Braintree: Closed Friday, March 13

- Brockton: Closed Friday, March 13 and Monday, March 16

- Brookline: Closed for two weeks starting March 13

- Burlington: Closed for two weeks starting March 13

- Cambridge: Closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Carlisle: Closed Friday, March 13 to Friday, March 20

- Chelsea: Closed through Friday, March 27

- Chelmsford: Closed two weeks beginning Friday, March 13

- Concord: Closed Friday, March 13, to Friday, March 20

- Danvers: Closed at least two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Dedham: Closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Dennis-Yarmouth: Closed Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20.

- Dover Sherborn: Closed Friday, March 13, to Friday, March 20

- Dracut: Closed two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Duxbury: Closed through Friday, March 20

- Easthampton: Closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Easton: Closed for two weeks, starting Monday, March 16

- Everett: Closed for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Fairhaven: Closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20

- Framingham: Closed through March 29

- Franklin: Closed Friday, March 13. SAT testing is canceled for Saturday, March 14.

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- Foxborough: Closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Georgetown: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Gloucester: Closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Hadley: Closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Hamilton-Wenham: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

-Hanover: Closed for two weeks starting March 13

- Hatfield: Closed until March 30

- Harvard: Closed Friday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 17

- Haverhill: Closed for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Hingham: Closed through Friday, March 27

- Holbrook: Closed through Friday, March 27

- Groton-Dunstable: Closed two weeks beginning Friday, March 13

- Ipswich: Closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- King Philip: Closed Friday, March 13

- Lawrence: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Lexington: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Lincoln: Closed Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 27

- Littleton: Closed two weeks starting Friday, March 16

- Lynn: Closed Friday, March 13 (staff should report to work)

- Lynnfield: Closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Malden: Closed indefinitely starting Friday, March 13

- Manchester Essex: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Mansfield: Closed through March 27

- Marblehead: Closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16

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- Marlborough: Closed through March 27

- Marshfield: Closed Friday, March 13

- Masconomet: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Medfield: Closed through March 20

- Medford: Closed Friday, March 13 (students only); closed to all for at least two weeks starting Monday

- Melrose: Closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27

- Methuen: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Milford: Closed Friday, March 13

- Milton: Closed Monday, March 16 through Monday, March 30

- Nahant: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Natick: Closed Friday, March 13 to March 20

- Needham: Closed Friday, March 13 to March 27

- New Bedford: Closed through at least March 23

- Newburyport: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Newton: Closed Friday, March 13, and the following week

- North Adams: Closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27

- North Andover: Closed through March 29

- Northborough: Closed through March 27

- Northbridge: Closed Friday, March 13

- Northampton: Closed through March 28

- Norwell: Closed through March 27

- Norwood: Closed from March 13 to at least March 20

- Peabody: Closed Friday, March 13

- Pentucket: Closed for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Pittsfield: Closed Monday, March 16 through Monday, March 30

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- Revere: Closed indefinitely starting Friday, March 15

- Quincy: Closed Friday, March 13 to March 20

- Rockport: Closed for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Salem: Closed for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Saugus: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Sharon: Closed Friday, March 13

- Shrewsbury: Closed Through March 20

- Silver Lake: Closed Friday, March 13

- Scituate: Closed through Friday, March 17

- Somerville: Closed for a minimum of two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- South Hadley: Closed through Tuesday, March 31

- Southborough: Closed through March 27

- Springfield: Closing through Friday, March 27

- Stoneham: Closed Friday, March 13 to March 27

- Stoughton: Closed through Friday, March 27

- Sudbury: Closed through Monday, March 30

- Swampscott: Closed for at least two weeks starting Monday, March 16

-Tewksbury: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Triton Regional: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Tri-Town School Union (Boxford, Middleton, Topsfield): Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Tyngsborough: Two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Wakefield: Closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16

- Waltham: Closed Friday, March 13

- Watertown: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13th

- Wayland: Closed from Friday, March 13 through Friday, March 27

- Webster: Closed Friday, March 13

- Wellesley: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Westborough: Closed Monday, March 16, through at least Friday, March 20

- Westford: Closed through Friday, March 27

- Weston: Closed Friday, March 13 to Wednesday, March 18

- Westwood: Closed Friday, March 13, to Friday, March 20

- Weymouth: Closed through Friday, March 27

- Wilmington: Closed Friday, March 13 through at least Friday, March 27

- Winchester: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Winthrop: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Woburn: Early release Friday, March 13; closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27

- Worcester: Closed until April 6

Individual schools, in alphabetical order:

- Boston College High School: Closed Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13

- Eliot K-8 School, Boston: Closed until Thursday, March 19

- Greater Lawrence Technical School: Two-hour delay Friday March 13; closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16 through March 27.

- KIPP Academy, Boston: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- KIPP Academy, Lynn: Closed for two weeks starting Friday, March 13

- Landmark School, Beverly: Closed until April 6

- Lincoln School, Brookline: Closed Friday, March 13

- Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School: Closed Friday, March 13 and Monday, March 16

- Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden: Closed Through Friday, March 20

-Nashoba Valley Tech: Closed two weeks, starting Friday, March 13

- Northeast Metro Tech, Wakefield: Closed Friday, March 13

-Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown: Closed through April 10

- Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School: Closed through Friday, March 27

- Salem Academy, Salem: Closed until March 27

-Shawsheen Tech, Billerica: Closed through Friday, March 16


Catholic schools, in alphabetical order:

The following schools operated by the Archdiocese of Boston will be closed from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27.

- Archbishop Williams High

- Arlington Catholic High

- Austin Preparatory

- Bishop Fenwick High

- Blessed Sacrament

- Cardinal Spellman High

- Cathedral High

- Cheverus

- Cristo Rey Boston

- East Boston Central Catholic

- Holy Name

- Immaculate Conception - Lowell

- Immaculate Conception - Marlborough

- Immaculate Conception - Newburyport

- Immaculate Conception - Revere

- Lawrence Catholic Academy

- Lowell Catholic

- Lowell Catholic High

- Matignon High

- Msgr. James J. Haddad

- Our Lady of Perpetual Help/Mission Grammar

- Our Lady of the Assumption

- Our Lady’s Academy

- Quincy Catholic Academy

- Sacred Heart - Lynn

- Sacred Heart - Roslindale

- Sacred Heart - Weymouth

- Sacred Hearts - Haverhill

- South Boston Catholic Academy

- St. Agatha

- St. Agnes

- St. Anthony

- St. Augustine

- St. Brendan

- St. Bridget - Abington

- St. Bridget - Framingham

- St. Catherine of Siena

- St. Charles

- St. Columbkille

- St. Francis of Assisi

- St. Francis Xavier

- St. Jerome

- St. John - Boston

- St. John Paul II Catholic Academy - Columbia

- St. John Paul II Catholic Academy - Lower Mills

- St. John Paul II Catholic Academy - Neponset

- St. John’s Prep, Danvers: Closed through Friday, April 3

- St. John the Baptist

- St. John the Evangelist - Canton

- St. John the Evangelist - Wellesley

- St. Joseph - Holbrook

- St. Joseph - Medford

- St. Joseph - Needham

- St. Joseph - Wakefield

- St. Louis

- St. Mary - Winchester

- St. Mary Jr/Sr High

- St. Mary of the Annunciation - Danvers

- St. Mary of the Annunciation - Melrose

- St. Mary of the Assumption

- St. Mary of the Hills

- St. Michael - Lowell

- St. Michael - North Andover

- St. Monica

- St. Patrick - Roxbury

- St. Patrick - Stoneham

- St. Paul

- St. Paul’s Choir

- St. Peter

- St. Pius V

- St. Raphael

- St. Rose

- St. Sebastian’s

- St. Theresa - Somerville

- St. Theresa - West Roxbury

- Ste. Jeanne d’Arc

- The Saints Academy

- Trinity Catholic Academy

Jaclyn Reiss, Zoe Greenberg, Emily Sweeney, and Amanda Kaufman of the Globe staff and Globe correspondents Caroline Enos, Abigail Feldman, Shafaq Patel, and Stephanie Purifoy contributed to this report.