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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Officials act quickly when virus strikes


August 20, 2020

Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott said he and the school board knew it was going to happen. They knew when school started, COVID-19 would appear within the walls of the schools in the system.

Three employees at Flomaton High School tested positive and the school acted quickly. They got the students out of the old middle school wing, moved them to the auditorium on a Thursday and told them not to come back until Monday. Thursday afternoon and Friday the building was cleaned and parents were contacted.

When we talked to Knott before the opening of schools he told us that...

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