If you are growing strawberries, you will be pleased to know that they will in fact be able to survive the winter, but only if you prepare them just right. Despite what some people might tell you, covering up the tops is not going to be very important.
You will need to focus on mulching your strawberries with straw or something else that is light and will help to protect them. Make sure your strawberries are for the most part covered in something like straw. Those who have had strawberries for more than a few years will absolutely need to separate them and amend the soil so as to prevent any future problems throughout the winter season.