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.
To honor today’s request from @GovBillLee, urging districts to extend school closures, Knox County Schools will remain closed through Friday, April 24, 2020. We will share additional details on our website as they become available: https://t.co/VJibnloyGB.— Knox County Schools (@KnoxSchools) March 25, 2020
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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