Coffee County EMA and Coffee County Schools released a news statement on Aug. 12 revealing that two New Brockton High School students were sent home after exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms.

In addition, 30 more students – though non-symptomatic – were also sent home per Alabama Department of Public Health guidelines for students that are exposed to a possible COVID-19 case.

“The Coffee County School System has a COVID-19 response plan that has been implemented for the school year,” the statement reads. “The School System will continue to take appropriate actions within that plan, will continue to monitor the situation and continue to remain in contact with state and local public health agencies.

“We appreciate the patience and understanding shown by our students and parents as well as the school administration and staff as we deal with these possible health issues. Coffee County Schools takes this matter seriously and will continue to work with our partners to offer the safest learning environment possible for our students and staff.”

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