Many colleges locally and nationally have decided in recent days to do online instruction.
Emory University, the state's largest private institution, announced last week it was moving to online instruction for the rest of the semester. Emory announced Monday that two undergraduate students have the virus. Atlanta's historically black colleges and universities - Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Spelman College - made a similar decision last week.
The Technical College System of Georgia, which has 22 schools, has said it is temporarily closing its campuses and many of its schools have made plans to conduct online instruction once classes resume.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday afternoon that he's ordered all public schools and colleges closed starting Wednesday through the end of the month, but online learning can continue. Kemp's office and the University System will work together on how the governor's order will be implemented.