Cordell issues statement regarding opening schools

Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell 

Coffee County:

In a few short days our children will be returning to school across the county. In order 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. We also strongly encourage everyone to wear face masks when out in public or groups of people. The daily increase of active cases in Coffee County in the last two days (July 25 and July 26) together were 53 active cases. This brings the total up to 148 active cases in Coffee County on July 26th. Of those cases 27 of these active cases are from the ages of 5 to 18 years old. We feel that it is especially important to follow these guidelines to prevent the virus from traveling into our schools and to our vulnerable populations.

Thank you for doing your part!