PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. (WDSU) — The president of Plaquemines Parish has tested positive for COVID-19.
President Lepine announced his diagnosis on Monday, Sept. 28.
“I feel like it is necessary to make you all aware that I have tested positive for COVID-19. I will be following all CDC guidelines and precautions and will be in self isolation. I assure you that all Parish operations will continue to function smoothly in my absence,” said Lepine.
Parish officials said while Lepine may be isolating at home, he will be adapting just like many other Americans who are trying to find ways to keep things running while continuing to stay safe and preventing the spread of the virus.