COVID-19 Information

Pandemic Precautions & Plan

UPDATE May 4, 2020: On Monday, May 5, Governor Murphy announced New Jersey schools will remain closed through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Mount St. Dominic Academy will continue remote learning for the remainder of the academic year. All in-school classes, activities, and athletics are cancelled. We commend our faculty, staff, students, and parents for the incredible job they are doing everyday with our new way of education. Information regarding remote learning and other important dates are detailed in the MSDA E-Learning tab below. Any additional updates will be posted here.


UPDATE April 16, 2020:
On Thursday, April 16, Governor Murphy announced New Jersey schools will remain closed through at least May 15. We will provide our community with further information regarding the duration of remote learning in the coming weeks.

March 12, 2020:
Head of School Sister Fran Sullivan, OP and the Mount St. Dominic Academy administration are monitoring and evaluating the latest information surrounding the Novel 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) and keeping The Mount's community safe.

With this in mind, on Monday, March 16, 2020, The Mount enacted our Remote Learning Plan. The school building is closed to students and instruction will be provided by our teachers via PlusPortals, G Suite Platform, Google Meet, and email.

This page provides general information and Mount St. Dominic Academy's Pandemic Preparedness Plan that is part of our Crisis Plan. We monitor the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the New Jersey Health Department websites for the most current information and the impact for us as a community. Please do not hesitate to contact the Mount at 973-226-0660 with any concerns.

The Mount's Current Plan



Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus - NY Times, Published March 2, 2020 | Updated March 10, 2020

Quaranteenagers - NY Times, Published March 19, 2020

7 Podcasts for Stir-crazy Kids - NY Times, Published April 15, 2020

Teens in Lockdown - Podcast by psychologist and Times columnist Dr. Lisa Damour, hosted by founding editor of Well, Tara Parker-Pope

Humans are resilient, let us trust ourselves and each other - Published in the National Catholic Reporter,  April 3, 2020, by Dr. Eileen Russell, clinical psychologist, author, and Mount Mom '23

Mental Health

See our MSDA Counseling page for more useful COVID-19 links.