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St. Martinville Mayor tests positive for virus; city officials quarantined

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Jun 14, 2020

Several St. Martinville city employees are in quarantine today, after the Mayor tested positive for Covid-19.

The Daily Iberian first reported the news that Mayor Melinda Mitchell had tested positive last week, and that the city's administrator, police chief and Mitchell's secretary are now in quarantine.

Chief Ricky Martin confirmed that he's in quarantine, and confirmed other details of the story, including the plans to hold city meetings via conference call. Martin says he is making plans to hold his departmental meetings remotely, and will be tested as soon as possible.

Martin said his command staff, who are in his office daily, are getting tested as well.

When we reached the mayor, she declined to comment, saying she was "very disappointed" in the Iberian's story.

Here's the full story so you can read for yourself.