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19 active cases
By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier—
Schools in Knox City, O’Brien and Munday were scheduled to be back open for classes this week after closing for two weeks as a precautionary measure when positive cases of the virus by students and staff were reported, but the Benjamin school will remain closed until Oct. 12 after closing last Thursday.
The number of active cases in Knox County as of Monday morning was 19, according to Knox County Hospital administrator Stephen Kuehler.
Knox County Judge Stan Wojcik indicated he wanted to remind county residents that they still were under Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-19, dealing with the wearing of face covers, when he sent a public notice to The Knox County News-Courier. (See pg. 6) Exceptions to Abbott’s order are covered.
After seeing and hearing reports from others, he wanted everyone to start following the rules. “The only way the order can be ignored would be if I requested it to be,” he added.
During the time students were quarantined, all athletic events, including practices, were halted.
Knox City’s football games with Bryson and Aspermont, Munday’s football game with Petrolia and Benjamin’s football games with Patton Springs and Gold-Burg were canceled. Munday’s District 6-2ADll game at Olney was moved to the week of Nov. 2-6.
In addition, volleyball games were postponed, but will be rescheduled.