Two Governor's Office staffers test positive for COVID-19

Louisiana State Capitol Building
Posted at 1:23 PM, Jul 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-30 14:23:23-04

BATON ROUGE, La. — Two members of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ team have tested positive for COVID-19, the Governor’s office disclosed Friday.

Both are at home in isolation, 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 stated.

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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