A third St. Charles Parish resident has tested positive for COVID-19 according to St. Charles Parish officials.
Sunday afternoon, St. Charles Parish President Matt Jewell and the parish’s Emergency Operations Center were notified by the Louisiana Governor’s Office and Department of Health of the diagnosis. The resident was diagnosed at an Orleans Parish facility.
Jewell noted through a statement that HIPAA laws prevents additional information about the resident or his or her case from being provided.
“We understand that receiving vague and limited information can be frustrating. HIPAA Laws prevent the Louisiana Department of Health and the Governor’s Office from giving us any more information than what we have shared with the community,” Jewell said. “We are providing the public with the exact information we are receiving to keep the public informed as best as possible. Please continue to follow CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
St. Charles Parish government remains operational and officials urge residents to utilize online services when and where available.
Other parish advisories for residents are that they should remain vigilant and continue to follow CDC hygiene and social distancing recommendations including:
*Clean your hands often using soap and water and wash for at least 20 seconds; affective hand sanitizers should contain at least 60% alcohol.
*Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
*Check in on elderly neighbors, loved ones and those with underlying chronic diseases that are at the highest risk