More details are coming out about the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, cases in our area. Today, the employer of a COVID-19 patient in Shreveport have announced the precautions they will be taking.

SWEPCO has announced that an employee in their downtown Shreveport office has been diagnosed and quarantined with the illness. Here is the release:

"An employee at SWEPCO’s downtown Shreveport office has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is quarantined.

Our employees’ safety and health is our top priority as we serve our customers during this outbreak.

Most downtown employees are working from home until further notice.

We are coordinating with local and national health officials as we work to identify the employee’s close work contacts and provide specific guidance to those individuals.

SWEPCO and our parent company American Electric Power have been monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and taking action steps such as cleaning work areas, restricting business travel and meetings, and limiting visitors to AEP facilities.

We are following CDC guidance in consultation with our company doctors and providing information to employees."