Local educator, county commissioner becomes Chester County’s first COVID-19 victim

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On Sunday, March 22, Chester County residents gathered at the Chester County Courthouse to pray for Lewis’s recovery and for Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee, the nation and the world as all deal with the virus while also maintaining distance from one another to keep from spreading the virus. Pastor Jeffrey Young Senior of The Springs led the prayer.

A Chester County educator at the Chester County Junior High School was diagnosed Friday with the county’s first case of COVID-19.
Todd Lewis, the Dean of Student Life at CCJHS and a Chester County Commissioner was the first patient at Jackson Madison-County General Hospital to be treated for the virus.
He remains hospitalized in isolation at press time.
So far Lewis is the only county resident to contract the virus that has become a world wide pandemic.
Chester County Director of Schools Troy Kilzer II said in a letter to staff, faculty and students that he had been notified by State Health Officials notifying him that a staff member at CCJHS had tested positive.
Members of the local community gathered at the Chester County Courthouse lawn Sunday to pray for Lewis and the community.