Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community update slated for March 10

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Mayor Lee Posey with the City of Natchitoches has called for a community update regarding the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak for Tuesday, March 10 at 11 a.m. in the Listach Conference Room at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, 501 Keyser Ave., Natchitoches.

While there are no confirmed cases of the corona virus in the state at this time, Mayor Posey believes it would be beneficial to inform the citizens, employers and local officials of our community what to expect in the event the virus does spread to our area as well as what precautionary measures should be followed.

Due to the severity of the situation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to provide updated information as it becomes available as well as focusing on containing the spread and mitigating the impact of this virus. The CDC is encouraging local officials to accelerate preparedness response plans in the event there is an outbreak in our area.  To continue following the global outbreak or for the latest update, visit www.cdc.gov.