Earlier today, Governor Brian Kemp had a press conference where he was able to share the status of the coronavirus in the state of Georgia. Also in attendance was the 60th Mayor of Atlanta, Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms as well as other top officials. One statement that Governor Kemp made was that “schools should consider closing down for two weeks, starting as “early as tomorrow.” He also adds, “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.”
First, Cobb County Schools made the decision to close after Monday indefinitely. Other school systems such as DeKalb County Schools, City of Decatur, & University Systems of Georgia have made their decisions with closings, whether short-term or indefinitely. But, one of the largest school corporations in the country is Atlanta Public Schools. As it was reported, it was a two week closing, starting on Monday, March 16th.
The superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, Dr. Meria Carstarphen has called into Ryan Cameron Uncensored first and has cleared up exactly what their closing entails.
Listen to the full interview below: