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Social distancing: Necessary to flatten the curve and assist healthcare


Dr. Malcolm Butler, chief medical officer at Columbia Valley Community Health in Wenatchee, Washington, explains how people can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing and why business shutdown is necessary in order to keep healthcare systems from overloading.

A video from our sister paper The Wenatchee World.

Jason Lake, the incoming chief medical officer of Confluence Health, discussed symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus and protective measures people should take to avoid it. Read more about the virus and the illness it causes, called COVID-19.

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The much-touted, $349-billion Paycheck Protection Program, passed last month as part of Congress’ Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securit…

The Louisiana Department of Health has released its updated list of cases and testing by parish. The rise in identified coronavirus infections…

The state Department of Health and Hospitals has upgraded its coronavirus website to include testing data, both state and commercial, by parish.

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The Port of West St. Mary Parish Port, Harbor and Terminal Board of Commissioners meeting set for April 7 has been cancelled due to the COVID-…

With everyone expected to stay home and stay safe, people may find themselves bored on their couch with nothing to do. Luckily for everyone, s…

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BATON ROUGE – As of 5 p.m., all buildings and overnight facilities at Louisiana state parks and historical sites will be temporarily closed fo…

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Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statewide stay-at-home order that goes into effect at 5 p.m. Monday to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Louisian…

This week, Iberia Comprehensive and Teche Action Clinic Community Health Centers begin week three of their fight against COVID-19.

Information provided by the Department of Health


Symptoms of Coronavirus are similar to flu or colds and may include:

Runny nose, Headache, Cough, Sore throat, Fever and, A general feeling of being unwell

Information provided by the Department of Health

The best ways to prevent many illnesses that spread from person-to-person, including coronaviruses, are to:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

• Stay home when you are sick.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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