Two staffers of the Governor’s office test positive for COVID-19

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks to reporters at a briefing on the state’s efforts against the coronavirus pandemic in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, May 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)  — Two staffers of the Governor’s office have tested positive for COVID-19. The office of the Governor says the employees have been working offsite and exposed no other employees to the virus.

The Governor’s office released this statement:

“Two members of the Governor’s Office have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees have been working offsite, and no other employees were exposed. The employees are at home in isolation, 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 and practices all CDC and LDH-recommended COVID mitigation measures, including indoor masking, quarantine and isolation, and COVID testing after exposure.”

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