The Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield announced a positive case of COVID-19 via a Facebook post last night.
The post stated: In alignment with the assurances we made to each of you as our community members, friends, and family to keep you informed at all points of this journey, we want you to know that we have received confirmation of our first positive Coronavirus patient. In our obligation to our healthcare providers, patients, staff and our community, our infection preventionist first notified the Office of Public Health, then the provider who cared for the patient, at which point that provider notified the patient. We are currently notifying all caregivers and personnel who may have come in contact with this patient during their visit at Winn Parish Medical Center. The patient was screened on an outpatient service and sent home to self-quarantine. All personal protective equipment guidelines as well as isolation precautions from the CDC were followed as prescribed. We will continue to keep you updated throughout this process as our community members are one of our top priorities. We appreciate your cooperation and teamwork as we continue to provide healthcare in a calm and well informed spirit. Thank you for helping us keep our community healthy and reducing public fear and anxiety.