Coffee Co. EMA director urges residents to follow guidelines as cases rise


NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN) — With COVID-19 numbers beginning to trend upwards in Alabama, Coffee County has seen an uptick over the past few weeks.

James Brown, director of the Coffee County Emergency Management Agency, explained that people are getting tired of dealing with the pandemic, but he said that we need to continue staying safe especially with the holidays coming up.

He did say that schools have been doing a very good job of keeping students and staff safe.

“People are just sick of hearing about it,” Brown said. “People get sick of wearing their mask. People get sick of washing their hands all the time, and we’re just trying to encourage everybody to keep doing those things even though they’re difficult, even though we’ve done them for a long time now. They are important.”

Brown also said to take extra precautions if you plan to visit visiting family during the holidays.

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