COVID-19 Cases Confirmed at Franklin Nursing Home
St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff, and Dr. Eric Melancon, St. Mary Parish Coroner announce that they have been made aware of three COVID-19 cases at Legacy Nursing Home in Franklin. Dr. Melancon has been in contact with the Louisiana Department of Health, Region 3 Director, Dr. Chip Riggins, to advise the proper protocols as set by the Center of Disease Control, relative to preventing the spread of COVID-19 at this facility were in place and will continue.
Upon notification, the St. Mary Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness provided numerous PPE supplies to support the efforts of the nursing home. St. Mary Parish is part of Region 3 of the LA Department of Health were currently 24 of 31 nursing home facilities have COVID-19 cases. Officials say St. Mary Parish’s long-term facilities have done a great job following the CDC guidelines and keeping the facilities santized, clea and COVID-19 free. Dr. Melancon is currently monitoring the situation and staying in contact with all involved.