Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory Addresses Concern over Rise in Reported COVID-19 Cases
As the state of Louisiana has progressed to Phase Two of our ongoing recovery from the coronavirus, we are seeing a rise in reported cases as well.
Of the parishes in the Acadiana area, Lafayette Parish has seen its share of notable increases. Lafayette Parish Mayor-President Josh Guillory has released the following statement addressing people's concerns, citing the substantial increase in testing and our role in stopping the spread of the virus.
“Over the past week our parish has reported a significant increase in COVID-19 cases. Yesterday, I raised concerns with our Medical Task Force about this issue. Dr. Stefanski and the members of the team are in agreement that we are seeing significantly more cases because the level of testing in our parish has increased substantially in recent weeks. The rate of positive cases reported remains relatively stable. I am grateful for their guidance and insight on this question. Our vigilance and diligence in social distancing and observing proper hygiene are still just as important to stopping the spread of the virus. Personal responsibility remains the most effective tool in combating this public health emergency. The solution begins with me and you.”