The General Assembly will suspend its current legislative session after March 13 due to concern about the coronavirus pandemic.

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and House Speaker David Ralston agreed to suspending the session, which will resume at a date to be determined, according to a press release from the Lieutenant Governor’s Office.

“We continue to urge calm and appropriate responses to the coronavirus situation,” Duncan said in the press release. “However, the current environment demands that we take additional preventative action.”

The suspension will follow the 29th day of the legislative session, which can run up to 40 days.

For the latest information about the new coronavirus, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.