Earlier today, John Rivoire, MSN RN and Robin Ragan, RN with Louisiana Extended Care Hospital demonstrated the CDC guidelines for proper use and fit of N-95 Personal Protective Masks used by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies during their course of duty if they come in contact with a potential health hazard during the COVID-19 era according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Personal protective equipment is special equipment you wear to create a barrier between you and germs. This barrier reduces the chance of touching, being exposed to, and spreading germs.

The limited number of masks were supplied by the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association to the NPSO in an effort to assist and prevent deputies from coming in contact with COVID-19.

Sheriff Victor Jones, Sheriff-elect Stuart Wright, Natchitoches Parish District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington and several deputies were in attendance.

We thank the Louisiana Extended Care Hospital, Mr. Rivoire and Mrs. Ragan for their assistance today. We want to make sure that our deputies are safe, have the proper training and knowledge of how to protect themselves and use the masks if they come in contact with a possible health hazard during the course of their duties according to Sheriff Jones.

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