NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN) — Coffee County Schools saw a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the spring semester, according to Superintendent Kevin Killingsworth..
Since Jan. 6, the school system has now reported 34 COVID-19 cases, nearly triple the number of any week since school began on Aug. 10.
The following schools have COVID-19 cases:
- Kinston School — Two faculty cases
- New Brockton High School — Four student cases and one faculty case
- New Brockton Elementary School — Two student cases
- Zion Chapel School — 19 student cases and six faculty cases
Because of Zion Chapel having so many cases, the school was put on virtual learning until Jan. 20 for grades 7- 12.
“My goal is for our students to remain in a classroom receiving face-to-face instruction with their teachers,” “The only way that we can continue to do so is for ALL protocols to be followed. I realize that following these protocols is wearing thin on the patience of most, but they must be adhered to in order to keep moving forward.”