Coffee County Mayor Gary Cordell issued a statement Thursday on the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Coffee County.
The statement urges but falls short of mandating the use of face coverings.
For the past few weeks, CoVID cases have been on the rise, both nationally and in Coffee County. We have lost 36 people to this disease, and many more have been seriously ill, taxing our health care system and creating financial and emotional hardships for a number of families.
It is my hope as mayor that we will all take steps to undo this latest spike in COVID cases. It is the right thing to do. This is not about politics, or control, or authority. It is about protecting the lives of the people we hold dear.
I remain confident that the people of Coffee County can do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. Our numbers of active cases continue to rise, and our death rate continues to rise as well.
Coffee County Mayor