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3 Coffee County Jail Employees Test Positive for Covid-19

On May 27, 2020 the Coffee County sheriff’s department was notified by a staff member that they have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.

This is the first positive result the department has had by either staff or inmate. In the press release it was stated that as of this date the department has a total of 3 employees that have tested positive for Covid-19. These three employees share an apartment together.

Sheriff Chad Partin says they have notified the remaining staff and have provided necessary information regarding testing.

He added, since inception, his department has followed all National, State, and local protocols regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

Partin says that the contact originated from outside Coffee County.

The sheriff says, as of this date there have been no positive tests within the Coffee County Jail population.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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