On Thursday, March 12, during an afternoon press conference, Governor Brian Kemp addressed the state’s growing concerns by allowing school districts to close for up to 14 days. After careful thought and consideration, Turner County Schools has determined it to be in the best interest to close our school district effective Monday, March 16 through at least Tuesday, March 31. Our school districts remain focused on students, faculty, and staffs’ health and safety and will continue monitoring and sharing information about the developing situation with COVID-19. Should there be a need to extend the closure, we will communicate that message. The school closure includes all school building activities, extracurricular activities, athletics, and trips. As of today, we are planning to continue our school nutrition program through this closure starting Monday. Please refer to our website, Facebook page, and The Wiregrass Farmer for final plans.
We understand that many will have on-going concerns about how this closure will impact their families; please know that we will not have answers to all of them. Our plans will evolve daily as we begin to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. However, our district will continue to answer as many as we can through our websites, social media sites, and local media outlets. Employees of the districts are encouraged to reach out to their supervisors for any questions or updates.
We encourage all of our families to continue following the recommended hygienic prevention methods. If you begin to feel sick or experience symptoms, contact your health care provider via phone immediately. All providers are asking for potential patients to call before going to the office. Our hope is that we are able to return to our regular school schedule as soon as possible.