Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center reports employee tests positive for COVID-19

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From the Northwestern La. Cancer Center,

The Northwestern Louisiana Cancer Center (NLCC) has reported to public health authorities that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. This employee developed symptoms outside of the office, was tested, and has been home in self-quarantine. All personal protective equipment guidelines as well as isolation precautions from the CDC were followed as prescribed. We are currently notifying all patients and personnel who may have come in contact with this employee during any recent appointments.

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Our patients, providers, and employees are our number one concern. NLCC continues to follow guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented preventive screening measures across our operations to curb the spread of COVID-19, including daily temperature checks on all employees and visitors, face masks for employees, and appropriate sanitation of facility.

We will continue to keep you updated throughout this process. We understand the critical nature of cancer treatments for successful outcomes for our patients. NLCC is committed to following the latest and best guidance of the CDC and LDH in order to continue to deliver the best quality advanced cancer treatments that our community has come to expect. Please support our healthcare community by complying fully with Governor Edward’s Stay at Home Order. Rest assured that our patient’s health and well being is our top priority.