In an announcement on Monday, Governor John B. Edwards made the decision to extend the stay-at-home order until May 15 to continue flattening the curve and slowing down the spread of COVID-19.
While the state as a whole has seen improvements in the number of new cases and new hospitalizations, there are still several regions across the state that are seeing increases and plateaus in news cases and hospitalizations that do not fall in line with the phase one reopening plan issued by the White House.
LCMC Health CEO Greg Feirn has done everything he can since our system's first case of coronavirus to make sure the health and safety of our patients and staff continued to be a priority. In a letter featured in the Advocate, Feirn supports the governor's decision.
“As CEO with accountability for nearly 10,000 health care employees, all of whom are on the front lines of this pandemic in their own ways, I support this decision.”