Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell issued a statement this week concerning COVID-19 and the start of school.
He said, “In a few short days our children will be returning to school across the county. To keep our children in school, businesses open and keep our citizens at work, we strongly encourage everyone to follow the CDC’s guidelines and the Tennessee pledge. Data has shown that social distancing, regular handwashing and sanitizing surfaces help to prevent the spread of the virus.” Mayor Cordell strongly encourages everyone to wear face masks when out in public or groups of people.
As of Monday, 27 cases of COVID-19 in Coffee County are from the ages of 5 to 18 years old.
Cordell added that he feels that it is especially important to follow the guidelines to prevent the virus from traveling into our schools and to our vulnerable populations.