Gov. Edwards staffer who tested positive for COVID-19 identifies himself, issues warning to take virus seriously


BATON ROUGE, La. (WDSU) — One of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ staffers who tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday night has identified himself.

The staffer, Jayce Genco, identified himself on Twitter Thursday announcing that he tested positive for the coronavirus.

Genco said at first he was embarrassed by the diagnosis because he works around people who are responding to the global pandemic and have been for months.

According to Genco, he is asymptomatic and quarantined in his apartment.

He used his announcement about his diagnosis to warn others in the age range of 18-29 to take the virus seriously.

“Us 18-29-year-olds may be invincible or think we’re invincible, but COVID-19 is not one of those exemptions. This is real and it’s here to stay for what looks like a while. We all need to do a better job of realizing this and stopping the spread,” Genco said.

You can read his entire statement here.

By: WDSU Digital Team

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