BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A member of Governor John Bel Edwards team tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release from the governor’s office.
The worker tested positive Wednesday evening, and the governor’s staff was disclosed Thursday morning.
The person was at a media briefing recently and other internal meetings at the State Capitol.
State epidemiologists say 12 other members of the governor’s staff may have been exposed and were told to self-quarantine.
The staff member who tested positive is asymptomatic and will go into a two week self-quarantine.
Epidemiologists say the governor himself was not in close contact with the person who tested positive.