Coffee Co. commissioner returns to work after contracting COVID-19

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COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — For the first time since contracting the coronavirus, Coffee County District 3 Commissioner Josh Carnley returned to the board.

Last month, Carnley was diagnosed with the virus.

Following a few weeks of bad cold symptoms and fever, the Kinston native has returned to work.

He recommends that folks wear their masks and do whatever the medical community said in order to prevent them from catching the highly contagious virus.

“It would have been unfortunate had I did not get tested or just thought, ‘well, it would not happen to me,’ and then, I would have passed it on to someone else and could have gotten a lot sicker off it or possibly passed away from it.”

Despite testing negative twice for COVID-19, Carnley said he still can’t smell or taste.

Doctors tell him it could be up to six weeks before those senses return.

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