Legislature & Many School Districts Suspend Indefinitely
On Thursday, March 12, 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.