8 COVID-19 Cases Linked to Ider Church of God

8 COVID-19 Cases Linked to Ider Church of God

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

IDER, Ala. — On Tuesday afternoon, Pastor Ben Young of the Ider Church of God confirmed that eight members of his congregation had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 

Young stated that the members began immediate action to separate themselves to keep the spread of the virus and are quarantined at home.

In his statement to the church via Facebook, Young assured the congregation that “Jesus is with us, the Holy Ghost is in us and angels are camped all around.”

In a statement on the Ider Quarterback Facebook page, Head Football Coach Miles Keith addressed the situation for concerned parents and players.

“We have been notified of eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the town of Ider. I would like to reiterate that this year’s summer workouts are not mandatory. 

If you feel like you or anyone in your house has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 please keep your child at home. If you do not feel comfortable sending your child to summer workouts please keep them home. My main concern is that everyone stays safe and healthy, and if you do feel comfortable, we will follow all the guidelines and some to keep your child safe.”

Southern Torch will continue to update as more information becomes available.

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