COVID cases rise in schools after holidays

Knott tells board that 'we'll get through this'

Escambia County (Ala.) School Board members heard updates on the increase of COVID-19 positive and close contact cases as well as ongoing projects at its meeting last Thursday during School Board Appreciation week.

"This has been a very, very stressful, hard year to get through," said Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott. "Our staff have stepped up to the challenge and taken on the responsibility of being able to continue to provide for our kids and community in the best way that we can."

Knott said the return to school following the holidays resulted in a rise in both posit...

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