GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) — Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment has tested positive for COVID-19.

Ascension Parish Government said his symptoms are mild and he will be conducting parish business while recovering from home. After his diagnosis, Cointment is urging residents to get tested for COVID-19.

“Although it is possible that I may have contracted this from anyone at any of the multiple events that I attended, I am especially concerned about the health of everyone who attended the Sock Hop,” said President Cointment. “I urge anyone who may be feeling ill to take it seriously and get tested.”

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