Coffee County Sheriff’s Office clears up rumors of employees with COVID-19 cases

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NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN) — Several rumors have popped up concerning Coffee County Sheriff’s Office employees with COVID-19, according to Emergency Management Agency Director James Brown.

In a press release from the sheriff’s office, it is said that several employees were tested for the virus, but not all of the results have come back yet. The sheriff’s office cannot comment on the individual cases since they need to protect employee health information.

“It should be known that the Sheriff’s office remains fully operational and is ready to serve the public in any manner necessary,” the release states. “We have not and do not see a need to initiate any mutual aid agreements to back fill any of these positions.”

The release also states that all employees have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including masks, gloves, and goggles and are following modified procedures to protect themselves from infection.

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