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"Key member" of Guillory admin tests positive, Current reports

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Posted at 12:34 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 13:34:53-04

A key member of Mayor-President Josh Guillory’s staff has tested positive for COVID-19, but the administration is not divulging what it has done to protect others the employee was in contact with, The Current is reporting.

We asked Guillory about this report at his noon press conference but were told "no comment."

Reached by cell phone at home by The Current, the employee confirmed the diagnosis. The Current agreed not to name the employee, who is working from home, helping to coordinate the emergency response to Hurricane Delta. “LCG and [the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management] are prepared as always for any storm on our horizon,” the employee told The Current.

The employee’s last day in the office was Friday, Oct. 2, and the employee tested positive Monday but is unsure how the virus was contracted. The employee was prompted to test for COVID-19 after elderly family members got a positive result Sunday, according to what the employee told The Current.

To read The Current's full story, click here.