COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Coffee County Schools has reported one COVID-19 case and have recently updated their mask policy, according to the superintendent.

The Coffee County Schools mask mandate will expire at the end of the school day on Friday, October 22. Which means Monday, October 25, faculty, staff and students will no longer be required to wear a mask at school.

If a faculty member or student chooses to wear a mask, they certainly can opt to do so, Superintendent Cobb said in the memo. The school system will continue to require the use of masks while on school buses per Federal Department of Transportation guidelines until additional guidance is provided.

Coffee County Schools Superintendent, Kelly Cobb, the area schools case numbers for October 12 through October 19 are as follows:

  • Zion Chapel School has zero cases
  • New Brockton Elementary has zero cases
  • New Brockton High School has one case
  • Kinston School has zero cases.

Cobb did say is COVID number begins to increase, the possibility of re-implementing the mask requirement will be discussed and implemented if needed to maintain face-to-face instruction and avoid mass quarantines.