Governor Brian Kemp today announced on Twitter that he has issued Executive Order 03.26.20.02 closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, Students may return to school on Monday, April 27.
"I am deeply grateful to State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the Georgia Department of Education, superintendents, and parents for keeping us informed and helping us make the right decision for our students," said Kemp. "Throughout this process, we will continue to seek the advice of public health officials, school leaders, and families to ensure the health and safety of the educational community. As we approach April 24, 2020, we ask for continued patience and flexibility since circumstances may change, but we encourage families to stay strong and follow the guidance of federal, state, and local leaders in the weeks ahead."
Liberty and Long public schools had been scheduled to close through April 10.