Coffee County reports no new COVID cases in schools; concerns persist over holiday weekend

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COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Coffee County Schools Superintendent Kevin Killingsworth announced that no new COVID-19 cases have been reported among the district’s students since last Wednesday.

This means that there have been only 12 cases among students since school started on Aug. 10. However, Killingsworth said he is still “very apprehensive” about cases increasing due to the Labor Day weekend and the start of non-school sponsored extracurricular activities.

“Coffee County School System’s employees remain diligent in the battle against COVID 19 and will continue to do so to protect our students and staff members,” he wrote in a statement. “I want to remind visitors to our venues to practice social distancing and the use of facial coverings while attending our games as we support our teams, bands, cheerleaders, and coaches.”

For the past 14 days, 111 new cases have been reported among Coffee County’s general population, with an average number of 7.9 cases per day in this time period.

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