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School counselor at Kentucky Army post dies of COVID-19

Pamela Harris was diagnosed with the virus and was being treated at a local hospital when she died Tuesday, officials confirm.

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Officials say a school counselor at a central Kentucky Army post that started in-person classes in August has died after being diagnosed with the coronavirus. 

A Department of Defense education spokesman says Fort Knox Middle-High School counselor Pamela Harris was diagnosed with the virus and was being treated at a local hospital when she died Tuesday.

The Federal Education Association-Stateside Region represents educators at schools on military bases and says it warned officials about the dangers of opening schools for in-person learning. 

Officials say they are trying to provide “a quality education in the safest and most effective manner possible.” 

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