Natchitoches Police arrest individual after lying about possible Coronavirus exposure

On March 23, the Natchitoches Police Department was notified by the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center that an individual had reported to them that she was exposed to the Coronavirus in an attempt to get an excuse to stay home from work.
On March 24, investigators with the NPD made contact with Elisha Johnson (B/F, 24 y.o.a.of Natchez) in reference to her complaint of a possible exposure. Elisha Johnson told investigators that she was notified by her supervisor on March 20 that two of her co-workers had tested positive for the Coronavirus and that she needed to notify the hospital. While at the hospital she told the health care providers about her exposure and asked if she could get a 30 day excuse note to stay home from work. The health care providers told her of the self-quarantine guidelines that were made by the Center for Disease Control but she told them she was expected to be at work on Monday.
On March 21, 2020 Elisha Johnson returned to the hospital to be tested for the Coronavirus but she told medical personnel that she had not been exposed to anyone with the virus.
Elisha Johnson’s false claim that she was exposed to the Coronavirus caused her doctor and several health care providers to be placed under quarantine and unable to help any other patients.
Elisha Johnson was placed under arrest for Criminal Mischief and was given a Natchitoches City Court date of June 29, 2020.
If you would like to report suspicious activity or an emergency please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective Davanta Stevenson at (318) 357-3817. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.