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Calcasieu Parish Sheriff tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 18:41:34-04

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso has tested positive for COVID-19, he said in a statement released Saturday evening.

The sheriff tested positive earlier on Saturday, and says he will continue to work and quarantine in his office away from others. He will not attend meetings face-to-face, and CPSO Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory will represent Mancuso in his absence.

Mancuso used the opportunity to advise residents to continue taking precautions against the novel coronavirus.

Read Sheriff Mancuso's full statement below:

”Unfortunately earlier this morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” stated Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso. ”Although I tested positive I want the citizens of Calcasieu Parish to know I am dedicated to the recovery of our community. I will be continually working and quaranting in my office, away from everyone. Although I will not be able to attend any face to face meetings my Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory will be representing CPSO in my absence, and I will still be available for interviews and meetings through video or phone conferencing.” Sheriff Mancuso continued, ”I also want to take this time to remind our community that this virus is still affecting people and we need to continue to take precautions to prevent COVID-19.”

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