Legislature & Many School Districts Suspend Indefinitely
Today marked Legislative Day 28, Crossover Day, the day by which all legislation must pass one chamber in order to remain viable. The day was made even more significant when House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan
announced that the state legislature would suspend indefinitely.
The announcement to suspend came shortly after Gov. Brian Kemp’s press conference regarding COVID-19. The governor cited a growing number of COVID-19 cases in Georgia and said schools should assess whether to close for two weeks, beginning immediately. “We know school closures have a major impact on our Georgia families,” Kemp said. “Given the rise of the coronavirus, I am going to issue a call to action. If local communities feel it is prudent, you should consider closing day cares and schools as early as tomorrow through the next two weeks,” he continued.