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Confirmed case of COVID-19 at W.F. Burns Middle School

Someone at W.F. Burns Middle School in Valley has been diagnosed with COVID-19, although it is unclear whether it was a student or teacher.

Superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge confirmed the confirmed case on Wednesday morning, but said she could not confirm if it was a teacher or student.

“Earlier today we were contacted and we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 at WF Burns,” said a press release from the school. “While it is unknown when this individual contracted the virus, this family was advised by the ADPH to contact everyone that the individual has had contact with over the last two weeks. Therefore, out of our responsibility to you and your family, we are sending this notification to inform you that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 through contact with this individual.”

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, there were five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chambers County on Tuesday evening.