Parents who have been hoping to get their children back in school, even for just a short period of time, may not get that wish amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his daily press conference, Governor Lee followed suit with several other states in America and recommended that all area schools close for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
This certainly shouldn't come as a surprise, as it seemed that this measure was inevitable as the state continues to suggest social distancing and lifestyle changes to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has affected over 5,000 Tennesseans as of April 15th.
Some school systems in the area have already followed the Governor's suggestions, as Williamson County Schools immediately notified parents that there would be no more school this year, and that plans were being made for end-of-year plans
No announcement has been made about Metro Schools up to this point - they remain closed through at least April 24th - but that will likely change. In the meantime, they're still offering boxed lunches for students who were reliant on school lunches for nutrition every day.
Stay safe, everyone!!