In a press release by Coffee County Director of Schools Dr. Charles Lawson on Friday, July 31, the system confirmed its first confirmed COVID-19 case in an employee since the work calendar began for the 2020-2021 school year.
"The district is working closely with school personnel and the health department to identify and quarantine anyone that may be classified as a close contact and potential exposure. The district has worked closely with our COVID liaison in order to establish a protocol for these situations and this path of notification is moving forward," Lawson said in the release.
"The district is implementing additional disinfection measures in the affected work areas. At this time, there is no reason to believe that this will affect the scheduled start to the school year," he said.
"Should this change over the course of our investigation, we will be quick to inform our families through local media outlets, the district social media outlets, and the district's Notify Me system."