Knox County Schools, others to remain closed through April 24


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Governor Bill Lee has called for schools in Tennessee to be closed until late April due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The governor held a press conference on March 24, after it was announced that the state had at least 667 cases of COVID-19.

Lee said the schools should be closed through April 24, a full month. Schools across the state have been preparing to teach online amid the pandemic.

Knox County Schools, Blount County Schools and Claiborne County Schools announced they would be closed through April 24.

Monroe County Schools has said they will remain closed through April 24.

Hamblen County Schools announced they will be out through April 24 shortly after the governor's announcement.

Jefferson County Schools, Lenoir City Schools and Cocke County Schools also will be closed through April 24.

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