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St. John Parish President announces first confirmed fatalities from COVID-19

LAPLACE— On Wednesday, March 25, the Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed that two St. John residents have died as a result Coronavirus (COVI D-19).

The patients, both 60 and over, were being treated in other Parishes.

“This news deeply saddens me as I know that all impacted by this terrible virus are a loved one or friend to someone,” said President Hotard. “Now more than ever, we have a vital role in ensuring our community, especially those at high risk, are safe and healthy. Please keep the victims and their families in your prayers, and for everyone’s sake, stay home, don’t gather and continue taking all necessary measures to flatten the curve.”

We advise you continue to take these precautions:

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Routinel y clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
  • Stay home except for essentials
  • Do not go anywhere sick

As in other Parishes, St. John relies on local health authorities for updates and this is all the information available at this time.