State, parish, and city leaders took part in a Unified Command Group meeting today at the Caddo Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness where they discussed preparations and response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Caddo Parish remains low risk with one presumptive positive case. As of today, 33 presumptive positive cases have been reported statewide by the Louisiana Department of Health: one each in Caddo, Lafourche, St. Bernard, St. Charles, and Terrebonne parishes; two in St. Tammany; three in Jefferson; and 23 in Orleans.
The Caddo Parish case involves a middle-age male who self-presented, was treated at a local hospital, and is now self-quarantined and recovering. According to SWEPCO, he is an employee at their downtown Shreveport office.
Locally, officials continue to monitor the situation closely. To prevent the spread of the illness, they continue to stress the importance of washing your hands regularly, avoiding large groups, and working from home if you feel ill.
The following information was announced at today’s meeting:
Updated information will be posted on local government websites and social media accounts as it becomes available.
For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666