In accordance with newly issued federal guidance, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 3.16.20.01
closing all public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary public schools in Georgia from March 18, 2020 to March 31, 2020.
"To keep our students, teachers, and administrators safe and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, I am ordering the closure of all public elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools in Georgia from March 18, 2020 to March 31, 2020," said Governor Kemp.
Many school districts and all public universities and colleges in Georgia have already closed their schools and moved to online learning.
"This measure is critical to reducing local transmission in communities across our state," said Gov. Kemp. "I ask Georgians to continue to follow best practices - washing their hands regularly, isolating the elderly and chronically ill, and avoiding large events if possible - in the days and weeks ahead."