The 2019 State Fair is just days away.
On August 10, 2019, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced that he was canceling the event for 2019 because of the outbreak of coronavirus.
“The Georgia State Fair will not take place until the end of 2019,” he said.
The school district in the Atlanta suburb of Valdosta was planning to hold the event that weekend.
“In the midst of a coronaviruses pandemic, we cannot afford to cancel this year’s event, and we can’t afford to miss the opportunity to showcase the talent of our state and its children,” the Georgia Department of Education said in a statement.
“We look forward to seeing all the great Georgia-area businesses and organizations come to the State Fair in 2019.”
The district said it would still host the event, though.
In the meantime, Georgia’s public schools are going to be forced to start the 2018 school year over.
The US Department of Agriculture has announced that the 2018-2019 school year will start on August 1, 2019.
This is not the first time that Georgia has had to cancel school, as the state recently cancelled a large-scale carnival due to the coronaviral pandemic.
Georgia had originally scheduled the 2019 event for August 22, 2019 to celebrate the centennial of the first-ever US State Flag.
The state is still working to figure out how to pay for the costs of the 2018 event.
Georgia Governor Deal’s decision has made headlines across the country, but it was actually a very common decision across the United States in the early days of the pandemic when schools were closing in the wake of the coronas outbreak.
The decision to close schools came from a decision made by the Georgia School Boards Association in late 2018.
“It is not feasible to meet the current funding needs of the district,” the group said in an open letter to Deal.
“While it is not our intent to close all schools, we have determined that the district cannot afford the costs associated with these closing events.”
At the time, the Georgia Board of Education was considering its options to continue to operate the school district, and the group was considering whether to seek a federal bailout.
The Georgia School Board Association was also considering whether or not to seek state bailout funds, which were considered an option for some of the districts.
At the end, the group decided that it was in the best interest of the school system to close the schools for the 2019-2020 school year.
Georgia has also had to close a number of schools this year in light of the virus.
At least six public schools in Georgia have closed due to infections of the H5N1 bird flu, and at least two of those schools have closed because of respiratory infections.
A school in Georgia that was closed due a respiratory illness is also now closing.
However, the closure of some of Georgia’s more traditional public schools has not resulted in closures of schools for other reasons.
Schools in North Carolina and Arkansas are also closing due to coronavivirus-related illnesses.
There have been a number other closures of school in the US, too.
Earlier this year, in California, more than 500 schools closed due the spread of the new coronavirin A-1 virus.
This has forced the closure at least 50 schools in Arizona and Utah.
The closure of Georgia has been the most dramatic, but not the only example of closures to date.
The school system in Oklahoma has also announced that it will close a total of 30 schools for this summer, including a school for children with learning disabilities.
The closures are also the result of an outbreak of the novel coronavire-like coronavovirus, also known as COVID-19, which has spread to the US.