Governor's Office staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Louisiana State Capitol Building
Posted at 2:01 PM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 15:13:13-04

BATON ROUGE — One member of the Governor’s Office has tested positive for COVID-19 and five additional staffers were potentially exposed, the Governor’s office disclosed Monday.

Everyone is doing well and at home in isolation awaiting test results, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Louisiana Department of Health, according to a release from the Governor's Office.

The Governor’s office has a high rate of fully vaccinated staff including these staffers who were vaccinated against COVID earlier this year. While breakthrough cases such as these do happen, they typically do not result in serious illness, the release states.

The Governor’s Office practices all CDC and LDH-recommended COVID mitigation measures, including indoor masking, quarantine and isolation, and COVID testing after exposure.

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