Third staffer on Gov. Edwards’ team tests positive for COVID-19, five others potentially exposed

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A third staffer on Governor John Bel Edwards’s team has tested positive for COVID-19 and five others have been potentially exposed.

Read the full statement below:

One member of the Governor’s Office has tested positive for COVID-19 and five additional staffers were potentially exposed, the Governor’s office disclosed today. Everyone is doing well and at home in isolation awaiting test results, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Louisiana Department of Health. 

The Governor’s office has a high rate of fully vaccinated staff including these staffers who were vaccinated against COVID earlier this year. While breakthrough cases such as these do happen, they typically do not result in serious illness. The Governor’s Office practices all CDC and LDH-recommended COVID mitigation measures, including indoor masking, quarantine and isolation, and COVID testing after exposure.

Office of the Governor

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