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BREAKING: Bibb County Schools will close indefinitely due to COVID-19 outbreak

Schools are being sanitized after a teacher tested positive for the virus.

The school system will close Tuesday

Bibb County Schools will close indefinitely beginning Tuesday due to the coronavirus outbreak.

According to a press release from the Bibb County School District, students and teachers will be expected to participate in the eLearning system during that time while at home. Students and teachers are still attending classes as normal on Monday in order to gather assignments and instructions.

This is the announcement on their website as well:

“Bibb County School District schools will close indefinitely after Monday, March 16. In the interim, students and teachers will be expected to participate in eLearning. Students and staff should still plan to come to school on March 16 in order to prepare for and receive instructions and assignments,” the statement read.

The Bibb County Schools message noted that a decision has yet been made about graduation, but proms and field days.

The Macon school system serves more than 24,000 students and employs nearly 1,400 faculty and staff.

Its one of dozens of Georgia school systems that have closed on-campus classes due to the statewide and national calls for social distancing and quarantining in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak.