Coffee Co. Schools COVID update

Coffee Co. Schools COVID update
Coffee Co. Schools COVID update(WTVY)
Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 6:08 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - This week Coffee County School System (CCSS) added three new cases of COVID-19 to report in their weekly update.

In a press release on Wednesday, Kevin Killingsworth, who is superintendent for the Coffee County Board of Education said that one faculty member at Zion Chapel School had tested positive and that there were two student cases at New Brockton High School.

There are no new cases from New Brockton Elementary School or Kinston School, bringing the school system’s total number of cases to 21 since the start of school eight weeks ago.

In the press release, Killingsworth applauded the faculty and staff at each of the schools for doing their very best to keep ALL students, employees, and guests safe.

He said that as they near the end of the first nine weeks of school, he wants to urge visitors to schools or extracurricular activities to continue following all protocols when on campuses and attending school functions.

“When we began school on August 10th, there were many who doubted we would still be in school at this point. We were determined to do the things necessary to begin face-to-face instruction since an overwhelming number of our parents/guardians were ready for their children to return to their school campus,” said Killingsworth

Killingsworth stated that he believes face-to-face instruction is critical for optimizing student learning and is very important for students to interact with their teachers and fellow students.

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