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Lee shutters Tennessee schools for another month

Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean • Mar 24, 2020 at 4:23 PM

NASHVILLE — Tennessee schools are to remain closed for another month, Gov. Bill Lee announced on Tuesday, just over a week after he first urged districts around the state to shut down through the end of March.

Lee's announcement was the latest in his effort to steer the state through the COVID-19 pandemic, during which the governor has largely shied away from mandates, as other states have done, and instead urged people, businesses and other institutions to decide for themselves to stay home.

Schools are to remain closed until April 24.

"We want our kids to continue to learn through the extension of this deadline," which was originally March 31, Lee said during his daily briefing on Tuesday. Our partners at The Tennessean have more.

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