Governor urges all school districts to close for coronavirus

By , Daily Memphian Published: March 16, 2020 11:56 AM CT
<strong>In response to the coronavirus, Gov. Bill Lee on Monday, March 16,&nbsp;urged every school system in Tennessee to close. Lee said he expects school systems to close by Friday, March 20, and remain closed through March 31 in an effort to keep the virus from spreading.&nbsp;</strong>(Mark Humphrey/Associated Press file)

In response to the coronavirus, Gov. Bill Lee on Monday, March 16, urged every school system in Tennessee to close. Lee said he expects school systems to close by Friday, March 20, and remain closed through March 31 in an effort to keep the virus from spreading. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press file)

Gov. Bill Lee called Monday for all school districts to close as soon possible to stop the spread of coronavirus, drawing a response from the TEA for TNReady testing to be canceled.

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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