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Governor's staffer tests positive for COVID

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Aug 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-03 14:53:39-04

A member of the Governor’s Office has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee has been working offsite, and no other employees were exposed. The employee is at home in isolation, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Louisiana Department of Health, a release states.

The Governor’s office has a high rate of fully vaccinated staff and practices all CDC and LDH-recommended COVID mitigation measures, including indoor masking, quarantine and isolation, and COVID testing after exposure, a release states.