Governor’s Office staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Published 11:13 am Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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A member of the Governor’s Office has tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced Wednesday morning.

The employee has been working offsite, and no other employees were exposed. The employee is 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.