Man Denied Testing At The Cajundome Dies From Covid-19
Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory responded Monday to the news of the death from Covid-19 of a Lafayette Parish resident who was screened at the Cajundome site.
Guillory responded via press release by saying,
It is always tough to hear that any of our residents have fallen victim to this extremely deadly virus, I want to express my condolences on behalf of my family and all of us at Lafayette Consolidated Government, to the Duffy family during this very difficult time.
Several local media outlets, according to the press release, reported that Lafayette Parish resident Keenan Duffy was screened at the Cajundome for Coronavirus infection, but he did not receive a test for the virus. The man later died from Covid-19.
Guillory reminds residents that Lafayette Consolidated Government was only the facilitator of the testing site, and it's healthcare workers who were responsible for all screenings at the facility. Those workers were following all the guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they were at that time.
Guillory says that decision making is done by healthcare professionals.