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Kemp to Close K-12 Schools for the Rest of the School Year, Order Shelter in Place

Governor Brian Kemp said Wednesday that public K-12 schools will not re-open this school year.

“Georgia will need more time to prepare for hospital surge capacity. We have got to be more aggressive,” Kemp said. “At the recommendation of Dr. Toomey, I will sign an order closing K-12 schools for the rest of the school year,” Kemp said in a press conference Wednesday.

Kemp also said a shelter in place order will be signed to take effect Friday, April 3, 2020 and remain in effect through through April 13 unless otherwise extended. He is expected to sign the order on Thursday.

The governor says online learning will continue even as schools are closed for the year.

This story is developing.


Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for

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  1. Jessica Roberts

    April 2, 2020 at 9:47 am

    How will seniors have their prom and graduation? How do we know if our kids have passed? Will they have to redo the school year?

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