As rumors on social media have swirled over the past number of weeks about Coffee County Schools potentially moving to all virtual classes, Superintendent Kevin Killsworth released a statement squashing those rumors.

All Coffee County Schools fully intend to return to in-person school following the Thanksgiving break on Nov. 30, according to the statement. That could change, however.

“As we approach the Thanksgiving Holidays, I want to remind parents to keep their children at home if they are displaying any symptoms of COVID. I am very concerned about the return to school on Nov. 30 after Thanksgiving,” Killingsworth said. “The rumors that Coffee County Schools will be going to virtual/remote learning after the week of Thanksgiving are not true.

“The plan is to return to school Nov. 30. We do have a plan to go virtual, if necessary due to the continued increase in cases in our local area. If necessary we will put our plan into action. It is not my wish to go virtual, however, if the increased cases dictate going virtual we will do so.”

Over the past week Coffee County Schools has seen 10 new COVID-19 positive cases. Zion Chapel Schools saw one new student case, New Brockton Elementary had one new student case and New Brockton High School had eight new student cases. Since Aug. 10, Coffee County Schools has had 65 positive cases.

Enterprise City Schools had 24 new cases over the past week.

Daleville City Schools and Elba City Schools saw less than five new cases each, while Ozark City Schools and Dothan City Schools each had nine new cases. Dale County Schools had 13 new cases.

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