Southwest Louisiana Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Southwest Louisiana Coronavirus Information
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as defined by the World Health Organization is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
Note: Many healthcare professionals have now suggested social distancing by keeping a distance of at least 6 feet from others and not gathering in groups larger than 50 people
HOW IT SPREADS
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
Latest Articles About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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A Lebanese national has been sentenced in a federal court in Louisiana for illegal possession of a firearm.
Father in Louisiana Arrested and Charged with Negligent Homicide in Son’s Shooting Death in February in Raceland
A father in Louisiana has been arrested and charged with negligent homicide in connection with his son’s shooting death in February in Raceland.
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A 24-year-old Louisiana felon faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to firearms theft and other firearms crimes.